Being accused of a theft or burglary crime can seem like the end of the world. However, before you give up hope you should realize that you have rights as a defendant.

One of the best ways that you can begin using the rights accorded to you by law is to hire an attorney today. When you have a skilled and experienced lawyer who is ready to fight for you by your side, you can begin creating a case to defend yourself in court and before a judge or jury.

Theft and Burglary Crimes

Theft and burglary are crimes that fit any number of individual offenses. The more common types of theft and burglary crimes are:

  • Shoplifting
  • Check fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Mail, check, or wire fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Robbery

These offenses carry with them a host of possible punishments that range from imprisonment, heavy monetary fines, parole, probation, and community service. When you are convicted of one of these offenses, you can expect the label of being a thief or burglar to follow you throughout life for years.

You may find it a challenge to find a job, a place to live, or even get financial aid to go to college. Rather than risk your future happiness and legal well-being, you should hire a trained and qualified lawyer who is experienced in handling theft and burglary cases.

Defending Yourself from Theft and Burglary Charges

It is possible to defend yourself successfully against theft and burglary charges. However, to do so, you need a skilled and attentive legal team by your side. When you have the guidance of an attorney who is used to handling these kinds of cases, you gain the knowledge and confidence you need to participate in your own defense. You can contribute details that you can take to court and with which you can defend yourself.

As you help construct your case, your attorney can take the lead by:

  • Subpoenaing witnesses
  • Gathering evidence like bank records or videotape surveillance
  • Verifying dates for the alleged criminal activity
  • Negotiating a plea bargain or getting the charges dismissed

Along with building your case, your attorney also proves to be a valuable ally in helping you avoid incriminating yourself. As a defendant, you have rights that allow you to decide with whom you speak about the case and what details you must divulge to the people accusing you and the prosecuting team.

Because many people lack the legal expertise to safeguard their own interests, they look to their attorneys to make sure they are protected from unfair prosecution. You can have this competent and thorough counsel at your disposal by retaining a lawyer immediately after being notified of the charges against you.

Facing theft or burglary charges in court can be intimidating and challenging. You may wonder how you can ever beat the accusations and regain your normal life. Fortunately, you do not have to go through this legal dilemma alone. An attorney who has the know-how to build a case and fight theft and burglary charges in court can be your most valuable asset. You should take the first steps in advocating for and defending yourself against these charges by retaining a lawyer.

Criminal Defense Attorney Ronald J. YengichRonald J. Yengich

Criminal Defense and occasional political trials. Mr. Yengich represented a former Salt Lake County Treasurer, Art Monsoon; a Salt Lake County Commissioner; a Salt Lake City Mayor; a Congressman of the United States of America; Anti-Shah protestors during the Carter administration; numerous judges, prosecutors, police officers and an occasional innocent citizen.

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