Theft crimes are tried on state or federal levels in the state of Ohio, depending on the severity and nature of the incident. There are very severe punishments like a jail or prison sentence, fines, probation and a negative criminal record, if you do wind up being convicted. “Theft” is fairly broad term and can include many crimes.
- Burglary and aggravated burglary
- Robbery and aggravated robbery
- Identity theft
- Insider trading
- Computer theft crimes
Any person facing theft charges is also facing serious consequences if they wind up being convicted. Theft crimes involve taking another person’s property without their consent or without their knowledge. That is the most basic definition of theft. It gets a little bit more complex when you add in the use of force, intimidation or threats, which would be considered robbery. If there was a weapon involved or even the belief that a weapon was present, the charges could be elevated to aggravated robbery.
If you or someone you care about is facing charges for theft, it is important that you waste no time in hiring a competent and experienced Columbus criminal defense lawyer to represent you and fight for your innocence. The prosecutors that are working against you are most likely building their case right now and you will need strong advocacy and a smart defensive strategy
Shoplifting & Theft Defense Lawyer
At Koenig & Long, LLC, our seasoned lawyers have successfully gotten “not guilty” verdicts for a countless number of robbery and theft cases. We feel that a criminal defense attorney is only as good as his or her winning record shows and we will relentlessly fight for our clients in any type of criminal legal matter.
We employ a three-prong approach to each of our cases, which has been incredibly successful. We conduct a comprehensive factual investigation of the evidence and witness accounts, we thoroughly prepare for all phases of your trial with an unrelenting emphasis on success and we apply talent, experience and creativity to each case we tackle. Many of our adversaries recognize that we will not back down, we are not afraid to go to trial and we often can settle out of court, if it is in your best interest to do so. This is not the time to trust your future freedom to an inexperienced legal representative. Theft charges are significant and can be difficult to fight. We know how to win and are prepared to represent you.
We would like to start by reminding you of your basic 5th amendment rights:
- DO NOT answer questions or provide statements about your situation to police, investigators or prosecuting attorneys without your attorney present. This could damage your case, even if you think that what you have to say is positive.
- DO NOT consent to requests to search your person, home, car or office. Demand to see a warrant and call your lawyer at once for instructions.
Contact a Columbus Theft Crimes Attorney now for help in your criminal legal matter.