Bennett & Bennett
From shoplifting to massive fraud schemes, property crime allegations involve exercising control over things—money, goods, even real estate (we once had a case in which our client was accused of stealing houses)—that does not belong to you.
Defenses to property crimes include "I didn't do it," "I had permission to do it" (consent) and "I didn't know I didn't have permission to do it" (mistake of fact).
We have seen more than one case in which the accusation of theft was made to cover up some other misconduct on the part of the alleged victim. Thorough investigation and pretrial preparation were needed to get favorable results for our clients.
We have been defending property-crime allegations in state and federal courts for over a quarter century. If you are accused of theft or fraud, give us a call.