Your Attorney For Theft Defense

There are no small charges when it comes to theft or fraud. Whether the charge involves a felony or misdemeanor, it's important to immediately contact a theft attorney if you are charged with one of these crimes.

The Serious Consequences Of A Theft Conviction

In Virginia, the penalties for theft and fraud are severe. The gravity of the offense for which you might be charged is dependent upon the value of the property allegedly taken.

  • If you have allegedly stolen property valued at two hundred dollars ($200) or more, you will be charged with grand larceny, a crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
  • If a crime is charged as a misdemeanor, it can still have serious consequences and result in one year in jail.
  • A criminal conviction also has lasting consequences. A conviction on your criminal record can prevent you from holding onto or obtaining certain jobs.
  • Since criminal records seldom are sealed, a conviction can remain disclosed for an extremely long period of time.

Experience Matters If Charged With Theft Or Fraud

When retaining my legal services, you will be provided extremely skilled criminal defense representation by an attorney who thoroughly understands the Code of Virginia as it pertains to criminal statutes. I will consult with you and learn everything about your individual circumstances. In evaluating your case, I will also educate you concerning your options.

While I can negotiate the best possible deal for you, I will make no unnecessary concessions. Every action I take will be in your own best interests, and I will prepare your case as if it were going to trial. I am committed to obtaining the best possible result for you.

As a Manassas criminal defense attorney, I, Joseph Thelin, regularly represent individuals in Fairfax and Prince William county courts charged with the following theft and fraud crimes:

  • Grand larceny
  • Petit larceny
  • False pretenses
  • Credit card fraud
  • Forgery
  • Embezzlement
  • Passing bad checks
  • Shoplifting

Contact My Office For An Initial Consultation

Lawyer Joseph W. Thelin, PLLC, provides free initial consultations for individuals charged with fraud or theft crimes. Email my office for an appointment or call me directly at 703-659-0477.