Myrtle Beach Property Crimes Lawyer
Stealing is generally classified as Larceny, but you may also be charged with Armed Robbery, Strong Armed Robbery, Shoplifting, Breach of Trust, Credit Card theft, Burglary or a host of other things. It is very important to make sure you know what you are charged with and that you are represented by someone who knows how to protect your rights. The difference between these charges can mean the difference between life imprisonment and thirty days in jail. If you are charged with a specific crime you should be able to find it on this website; regardless, call or email us today to learn more about your charges and to make sure that you have a myrtle beach property crimes defense lawyer who will protect your rights.
Breaking into an Automobile
Breaking into an Automobile is breaking into a motor vehicle of another. 16-13-160. It can also be breaking into the tank of a motor vehicle. Persons charged with this are punishable by up to 5 years in prison or $1,000 or both.
There are several possible defenses to this charge and it is a serious crime. A thorough investigation and defense is required in order to defend these charges. Contact The Lovely Law Firm if you have been charged with this crime.
Breach of Trust
Breach of Trust with Fraudulent Intent 16-13-220 Generally, Breach of trust is when someone uses the property of another person in an unlawful way. Any unlawful use may give rise to these charges. An example would be using someone’s credit card for more purchases than you were authorized. It could be using someone’s money for something that you were not authorized to purchase. For example, if you were given $20 to buy food for a neighbor and you instead bought a bottle of liquor and drank it, you may be guilty of breach of trust.
The Penalties vary based on the value of the property. If the breach of trust is for more than $1,000 the prison sentence can be as much as 5 years or maybe even 10 years. If you are charged with breach of trust, Call the Lovely Law Firm to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney.
Credit Card Crimes-FTC THEFT FRAUD
If the police believe you have illegally used a credit card, you can be charged! The Lovely Law Firm can assist you in asserting your criminal defense. Did you have permission to use the card? Was it even you who used the card?. The police may charge you with Financial Identity Fraud, obtaining goods by false pretenses, larceny, or other criminal charges. You need someone who knows the law of property crimes to make sure you the police do not taken advantage of you. Justin Lovely and Amy Lawrence at the Lovely Law Firm can help defend you if you have been charged.
Forgery is not only signing someone else’s name to a check. It can also be counterfeiting, having someone else sign someone else’s name or a number of other offenses. 16-13-10Fraudulent use of food stamps 16-13-430 or falsely obtaining public housing 16-13-437. It can be a state or federal crime to illegally obtain or use government assistance. If you are charged with this crime it can have serious repercushions on whether or not you or your family ever receives assistance from the government again. You need to make sure you do not agree to anything without talking to a lawyer
Fraudulent Check Charges
This is a common crime in Horry County. It is far too easy to be arrested for this crime. Essentially, this is an allegation that you are refusing to pay on a check. Retailers and Store owners, are allowed to issue warrants for your arrest if you fail to pay on a check. In other words, you may bounce and check and not even be fully aware that it has not been paid, and a shopkeeper can have you arrested.
There are defenses to these cases and they need to be plead. More importantly, you need to make sure that this arrest is not permanently on your record where it could cause you serious complications in your future life. Contact the Lovely Law Firm today.
Larceny is the unlawful taking of another person’s property with the intent to permanently deprive them thereof. 16-13-30. There are two types of larceny: petit and grand. Petit larceny is stealing anything worth less than $1,000. Grand Larceny is stealing something worth more than $1,000.It is important to have your case evaluated and defended so that you are not charged with something you did not do. Many times victims will claim or believe their property is worth far more than it actually is. You need someone to represent you that will ensure your interests are upheld.Larceny may also be an improper charge depending on what you did. If you steal someone’s car with the intent to sell it to a chopshop, you may be guilty of larceny; however, if you simply go joyriding in a car, you might only be guilty of joyriding. It is important to have an attorney who understands the difference and is willing to fight for your rights if you are charged with this, or any other crime.
Malicious Injury to Property
Malicious Injury or Damage to Property is most commonly a South Carolina charge of vandalism. It is the intentional destruction or damage to someone else’s property. 16-11-510.There are two types of Malicious Injury. Malicious Injury to Personal Property and Malicious Injury to Real Property. 16-11-520. Real Property is real estate: someone’s house, apartment, or anything physically attached to the land such as a wall, driveway, trees, bushes or sheds. Personal property is anything that is not real property. Personal property can be anything of value.
Receiving Stolen Goods
Receiving Stolen Goods 16-13-180 is the possession of property of another with the knowledge or reason to believe that it is stolen. It is a misdemeanor if the value of the property is less than $1,000. If the value of the items are more than $1,000 the possible punishments are five years or even 10 years. Furthermore, if you are convicted of this or other property crimes, it can have serious repercussions if you are ever charged with another property crime. You need an attorney to make sure you are not wrongfully convicted and to make sure you are not charged with the wrong offense or an offense that could later destroy your life.
Shoplifting is the taking of property from a store without paying. It can also be changing prices on a piece of property before taking it to the register. 16-13-110. Shoplifting is a magistrates offense if the value of the item is $1,000 or less. The penalty is up to $500 and/or 30 days in jail. If the value of the item is more than $1,000 but less than $5,000 the penalty is a $1,000 fine and/or up to 5 years in prison, and if the value if more than $5,000 the penalty is up to 10 years in prison. Shoplifting is a crime that can enhance punishment if you are convicted of shoplifting or other crimes in the future. It is important to defend this charge in Court. Furthermore, many stores have policies that improperly charge individuals with this crime and violate people’s rights. It is important to have someone to investigate and defend you that knows what they are doing.