Protecting Your Rights After A Property Crimes Charge
From credit card fraud to auto theft and burglary, property crimes cover a wide range of offenses against someone else’s property. Because these crimes do not typically involve violent acts and bodily harm, it can be easy to think the punishments will be less severe. However, these charges are still very serious and require the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
At Norgard & Chastang, our attorneys in Bartow have years of experience defending clients throughout central Florida against even the most serious property crimes. Our attorneys are certified by The Florida Bar in criminal trial law, showing our dedication to fighting for our clients and our skill in the courtroom. We understand how much is at stake after a criminal charge. When you work with us, we will thoroughly investigate your case and prepare a sound defense on your behalf.
Even A Simple Mistake Can Land You Behind Bars
Property crimes involve taking or destroying someone else’s property and are typically nonviolent. However, Florida still takes the punishment of property crimes seriously, and you can end up spending years behind bars, probation, hefty fines and a permanent criminal record.
We can defend you against a variety of property crimes, including:
- Credit card fraud
- Grand theft auto
- Auto theft
- Identify crimes
Depending on your criminal history and the severity of the crime, you could face a misdemeanor or a felony charge that permanently stays on your record. Your best chance at avoiding harmful impacts on your future is to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney. We will consider a variety of defenses that may be available and applicable to your case. Common defenses against property crimes include mistakes, coercion, a claim of ownership and lack of intent.
We Will Help You Preserve Your Freedom
A property crime conviction can stay on your record and make it difficult to find or keep employment, obtain housing, hold some professional licenses and may even impact loan applications. We know how scary it is to face the criminal justice system. When you work with us, we will stand by your side and give you the personalized attention you deserve throughout your case. To learn more about how we can defend you, contact us at 863-354-0508 or online to schedule a free consultation.