Strong Defense Against Theft Charges
When it comes to criminal charges related to theft and fraud, there is no such thing as a minor offense. Whether the charges you face involve a felony or misdemeanor, it’s important to immediately contact a criminal defense attorney who can provide strong legal information, advice and representation.
The Serious Consequences Of A Conviction
In Virginia, the penalties for theft and fraud are severe and are dependent upon the value of the property allegedly taken. For example, as of July 1, 2018, an individual who is accused of stealing property valued at $500 or more will be charged with grand larceny, a crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Even misdemeanor theft charges carry serious consequences and result in hefty fines and up to 12 months behind bars. Additionally, because criminal records are never sealed and a conviction remains on your record permanently, having a criminal conviction can prevent you from holding or obtaining certain jobs.
Why Experience Matters When Facing Theft-Related Charges
When you retain my law office, The Law Office of Joseph W. Thelin, PLLC, to represent you in your theft case, you will receive personalized attention from a skilled criminal defense attorney who has a thorough understanding of Virginia’s criminal statutes and the related processes. I take the time to learn about you, your circumstances and defense goals.
I am committed to obtaining the best possible result for you. Whether that means entering into negotiations or taking a case to trial, at all times you and your best interests are my No. 1 priority.
I regularly represent individuals in Fairfax County and Prince William County courts who are facing charge related to:
- Grand larceny
- Petit larceny
- False pretenses
- Credit card fraud
- Passing bad checks