What Do You Want To Know About Burglary And Theft Charges?
Facing any criminal charge is serious, but when most people think about the serious charges out there, they hardly ever think of theft or burglary. However, despite the main view of these charges, anyone facing a burglary charge is in significant legal danger. But how much danger depends on many factors.
At The Law Office of Andy Weinstein, Esq., our team has significant experience defending people in New Jersey against theft charges. Our attorneys provide thorough, comprehensive defense against charges, but more than that, they listen to you about your issues. They are there to answer your questions, such as:
What are the penalties for Burglary, Theft, and Robbery crimes?
The penalties for Burglary, Theft, and Robbery depend on the value of the property and nature of the property, the circumstances involved, and whether there was any force or weapon utilized. Generally speaking, the penalties can range from fines to prison time. Theft crimes include:
- Simple Larceny
- Receiving Stolen Property
- Identity Theft
If a weapon or force was threatened or used, the charges will be of a greater severity and may subject a defendant to the No Early Release Act.
Are there any defenses against a criminal theft charge?
There are many defenses against any criminal charge, but the specifics of your defense are not something any attorney could explain without looking into your specific case. Your defense could be that you were not in the area during the crime. Or the evidence against you is circumstantial.
We can review your case closely and help you find a defense.
Will this go on my permanent record?
Arrests and convictions may end up on your permanent record and can follow you for some time. Please contact our office to find out if an arrest and conviction may be expunged.
What should I say to the police?
Nothing. The police will use anything you say against you.