If you are accused of stealing, theft or burglary, obtain experienced legal help. The penalties associated with a conviction can range greatly depending on the exact charges and the amount of money involved.
Our attorneys, Robert N. Hamilton and Jennifer R. Piper, and our legal team are committed to defending your rights at every turn possible. We will conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations against you. Our legal team will fight for a dismissal or a reduction in penalties if the charges do not fit the allegations against you. When the stakes are high, contact our law firm to schedule a free phone consultation with a skilled St. Louis theft defense lawyer.
Defending Against Property Crime Charges in St. Louis, Missouri
The distinction between property crimes is often blurred. However, those distinctions carry very different penalties. Our law firm's team of defense attorneys have a clear understanding of what prosecutors need to prove in order to charge someone with stealing, theft, burglary or robbery. We are committed to defending your rights when facing serious allegations, including:
- Stealing charges: If you are accused of shoplifting, you need a strong advocate on your side. The level of the charges can vary greatly depending on the value of items you allegedly stole. If the merchandise is valued at $500 or more, you could be facing felony charges.
- Theft charges: You could be charged with theft if you allegedly stole another person's property without his or her consent. Theft crimes can range from minor shoplifting charges to more serious allegations, including grand theft auto and identity theft.
- Burglary charges: If you are accused of breaking and entering into someone else's property to commit a crime, you will likely be faced with burglary charges. Our legal team will conduct a thorough investigation to develop an aggressive defense strategy.
- Robbery charges: Prosecutors will likely pursue robbery charges if you are accused of taking someone else's property through the uses of force or the threat of force. The stakes are even higher if you are accused of using a deadly weapon to commit the crime, also known as aggravated robbery.
Our law firm has extensive experience defending clients in similar situations to yours. We will not make any unnecessary assumptions when handling your case. Our firm's defense attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to determine if the charges against you fit the allegations you are accused of. We are prepared to fight for a reduction or dismissal of charges based on any procedural errors or violations of your constitutional rights.
Contact Our St. Louis Burglary Defense Lawyers
Whether you are accused of shoplifting or burglary, we have the skills and legal resources to protect your constitutional rights. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free phone consultation with a highly skilled criminal defense attorney.