Have you been charged with a property crime in South Carolina? You’re likely facing criminal charges for theft, larceny, shoplifting, burglary, credit card theft, armed robbery, arson or vandalism. You can be an adult or as a youth facing juvenile criminal charges.
The penalties for these crimes range from 30 days in jail to life imprisonment. A good legal defense from an experienced property crimes defense attorney is paramount to your freedom. We have experience with all types of property crimes.
What is a Property Crime?
The term property crime refers to a crime involving the theft or desctruction of property, generally, but not always without the use or threat of force against the victim. It could include theft or destruction of money, goods, or something intangible, such as intellectual property. While property crime is an umbrella term for many charges, how each charge is dealt with can differ greatly – an experienced property cromes lawyer can help you wade through the charges and implications if you’re convicted. They can also help you establish a defense to get the charges dismissed or reduced.
The Role of a Property Crimes Lawyer
A property crimes lawyer in South Carolina helps you through the legal process. They’ll
- Ensure you understand the various charges that you may be facing and identify the appropriate defense.
- Investigate the charges and help look for ways to assert all available legal defenses to the crime
- Establish the actual value (or lack of value) in the item you’re accused of stealing. Many charges are tied to the value of the item(s).
- Help you to establish a competent defense team so that you have proper representation and have the necessary information to be successful in court.
Hiring a Property Crimes Defense Attorney
If you are facing criminal charges, you should find a lawyer who has experience representing those with criminal charges like theft, larceny, or burglary. Experience is a key component to hiring the right lawyer, as is communication. We recommend you check out the reviews past customers have left for us before you contact us. You’ll see we’re dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcome for your criminal case – and we have the track record to prove that.
I highly recommend the lovely law firm to anyone facing criminal charges throughout the Myrtle Beach area. I initially checked out 3 different attorneys in the area before going with the Lovely Law Firm. Through great work ethics, hard work, and dedication Amy and Jessica was able to get me impeccable results, pertaining to the charges. With their extensive knowledge and great communication, Amy kept me calm throughout the process. Most of all Amy put my interests first throughout everything. Amy is truly a great defense lawyer who isn’t afraid to go to court and will fight for you without backing down. I couldn’t be more pleased with your services. The best law firm in the MB area!
Your goal should be to clear up your criminal charges with no jail time or probation. A great criminal defense attorney can help you avoid a criminal record and/or a stay in jail. Trying to find work with a criminal record can be difficult, sometimes we can help you reduce the charge to something more favorable to your future, or help you be completely cleared of the charges.
As we stated, many property crimes in South Carolina are tied to the value of the alleged property that was stolen, it is quite possible that you or your loved on has been overcharged. It is also possible that no property crime was committed at all. Every case is different and we need to evaluate the facts to determine what the state can and cannot prove in your property crime case. We have handled many property crimes including shoplifting, petty larceny, grand larceny, and burglary charges. Whether it is a misdemeanor property crime carrying 30 days or a Burglary 1st degree where your life is at stake, we can defend you.
Let us evaluate your case and determine if we can mount an aggressive defense on your behalf.