The crimes of theft by taking, shoplifting, burglary or robbery all involve some form of stealing the property of another. Some are misdemeanors while others are felonies, but all of them can have a serious impact on your future. As an experienced and skilled defense attorney, Mickey Roberts can help by defending you against a variety of theft-related charges.
Theft is charged when a person has unlawfully taken or misappropriated the property of another, and depending on the value of the property taken, it can either be a felony or misdemeanor.
Theft by Shoplifting occurs when a person, with the intent of appropriating merchandise for his own use, either conceals or takes possession of the merchandise, alters the price tag, transfers goods from one container to another, or wrongfully causes the amount paid to be less than the stated price. Depending on the value taken, theft by shoplifting can either be a misdemeanor or felony.
Burglary occurs when a person, without authority and with intent to commit a felony, enters someone else’s home. Burglary is a felony generally punishable by a sentence of up to 20 years.
Robbery occurs when, with intent to commit a theft, a person takes someone else’s property by force, intimidation, or “snatching.” Robbery is a felony punishable by a sentence of up to 20 years. Armed robbery and robbery by intimidation occurs when a person, with intent to commit a theft, takes the property of another by use of an offensive weapon.
Why Hire Mickey Roberts for a Theft Case
Many theft crimes are felonies which could cause you to lose your freedom for 20 years, if not life. Even shoplifting can result in either jail time or lengthy probation with various classes, community service requirements, and fines costing up to $1000. Therefore, it is important to hire a lawyer experienced and skilled in defending those accused of theft-related crimes.
Mickey Roberts has defended those accused of theft for over 36 years. Because your freedom is at risk in these types of cases, it is important for your attorney to take an aggressive approach in obtaining all of the evidence from the outset. Mickey Roberts will obtain copies of any police training records, police reports, and other evidence the State may use against you at trial. He will also obtain evidence using his private investigator.
Sample Win: My client was charged with theft of a motorcycle. After investigating the case, a settlement was reached with the prosecution whereby the charges were dismissed, and my client was able to get his arrest record restricted.