As the term indicates, a property crime is a crime that affects someone’s material property, as opposed to a violent crime (which harms someone physically) or a white collar crime (involving illegal financial transactions). A property crime may include one or more of the following:
In general, the greater the dollar value of the physical property involved, the higher the criminal charges and potential penalties. Property crimes involving weapons or violence will most likely bring additional charges. An experienced property crimes attorney on your side can help ensure that you are not convicted of a crime that cannot be verified by evidence from law enforcement agents or the prosecutor.
The facts of each case will help determine the most promising defense strategies, which may include one or more of the following:
Virtually every defendant in a property crime case has objectives such as avoiding jail time, reducing charges, reducing penalties and, if possible, case dismissal. The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC vigorously represents clients in pursuit of the most favorable outcome attainable in each case.
Learn firsthand about my vigorous, aggressive criminal defense strategies used to defend people charged with serious crimes. I will discuss the facts and circumstances of your case and explore strategies for your defense. If you have been charged with property crimes such as burglary, arson or vandalism and need to speak with an Albany criminal defense lawyer, call 518-783-3800 or email him directly.