The crime of stealing can range anywhere from the shoplifting of a candy bar from a convenience store to an armed bank robbery. Our office can assist those charged with the entire range of theft related crimes.
TYPES OF CASES
Theft under $100
Theft under $1,000
Theft Under $10,000
People are sometimes charged with trying to take possession of items in stores and attempting to leave without paying for them. Sometimes it is clothes, electronics, or jewelry. At times, it represents a desperate time in one’s life. Other times, it is a reflection of a sickness or addiction. Other times, it is purely a misunderstanding. We understand these factors and can challenge the charge based on the intent of the alleged shoplifter. If one did not have the intent to steal, then they should not be convicted of such a crime. In addition, the Law Office of Lonny Bramzon LLC is well connected with many programs that can assist those with theft related issues and sicknesses.
THEFT SCHEME AND EMBEZZLEMENT
Individuals are sometimes charged with theft schemes stemming from attempting to take advantage of a situation at their employment where they either attempt to steal merchandise or alter the books in a manner that will benefit them financially. These matters are taken very seriously by the government and are sometimes punished more harshly than shoplifting situations. That being said, the government still must prove intent to steal. In addition, there are also programs and negotiated settlements that will greatly improve these situations. Often, a reasonable and honest negotiation can allow one to avoid incarceration and even a conviction.
THEFT OF VEHICLES/UNAUTHORIZED USE OF VEHICLES
These charges are among the most serious theft-oriented charges and they are considered felonies in most jurisdictions. The same issues are present; however, and there are often manners in which to negotiate settlements that makes sense. In addition, the government still must prove the intent to steal.
These situations involve the breaking and entering into a dwelling or business and the commission or attempted commissions of a theft therein. These situations are taken very seriously, but these charges often arise out of misunderstandings as well. It is important to come talk to us if these charges arise, so that we can get started as early as possible.