Let's talk about defending property crimes.
Property crimes cover a broad range of cases. A person who intentionally damages the property of another without his or her consent commits a criminal damage to property. A person who permanently deprives another person of his or her property commits a theft. Other property crimes can include taking and driving vehicles without permission, fraud and identity theft cases, and other similar offenses.
Sometimes property crime cases can be resolved by determining if the complainant actually wants to pursue criminal charges, or just wants to be made whole again. Over the years, we have procured agreements that reduces or eliminates the property crime charge in exchange for reimbursing the complainant.
If the property offense cannot be resolve by some agreement, then we need to prepare for trial as we would in any other case. As with other trial experiences, we have been there, too. You want a trial attorney with experience resolving property crimes cases no matter which path it travels, no matter whether the property is a yard ornament or a vehicle.