Allen Theft Attorney
The definition of theft is taking another person’s property without their consent, it is also a theft to receive property you are aware to have been stolen. To successfully prosecute someone for this crime it needs to be established that the alleged thief was not welcome to take the original owners property. Pre-trial planning is a very important stage in the successful defense of any charge of theft, you need a defense attorney that is experienced and has the resources to fully research and prepare your case.
When facing any sort of criminal accusation you could be looking at some serious consequences and effects on your life if you should be found guilty, and in all of these matters you should offer a strong defense. The first thing you should do is get qualified and experienced legal representation, in the Dallas and Allen area The Goolsby Law Firm can help to defend you no matter what criminal accusation you may be facing. As a prior trial attorney with the District attorney’s office Mike Goolsby has insider experience of exactly how the criminal trial system works in this area and will use this to fight for your rights.
A conviction in a theft crime can bring several penalties, and serious repercussions to your life and liberty. Several factors will be taken into consideration, including your prior criminal record, any previous theft convictions, value of the property taken, and the crime itself. Possibilities include jail time, the requirement to pay restitution to the victim, community service, legal expenses, and probation. In addition to this even when your sentence is served you will still face many life altering problems for some time, your ability to rent property will be seriously affected, as well is your ability to gain employment, you will also be prevented from holding certain professional licenses, and gun ownership may not be possible for you, in addition your record will be available for any future employers or business partners to look at.
Any time you are questioned by police you have the right to have your attorney present, do not place your future liberty in the hands of an overworked public defender that may have a high caseload and be unable to concentrate on your situation. At The Goolsby Law Firm Mike Goolsby accepts personal responsibility for every case taken on by the firm, and you can be assured of personalized and caring representation, including during questioning by the police, and an attorney with this level of experience can often mean the difference between misdemeanor or felony charges, or in some cases even if charges are filed in the first place at this stage of the investigation.
Charges of theft often stand or fall on the quality of pre-trial preparation, at The Goolsby Law Firm we have the expertise and know-how to fully investigate any evidence collected against you, examine aspects of the search and seizure of property, as well as the legality of any arrest, and other aspects related to your case. Often a good criminal defense lawyer can reduce the severity of the charges you are facing simply by challenging certain aspects of the prosecutions allegations, for example refuting evidence of use of the weapon, or getting the value of property stolen properly assessed and reduced, all of these things will help to lessen the consequences you may be facing if convicted.
If you are accused of theft in the Allen or Dallas area then protect yourself by contacting The Goolsby Law Firm. Attorney Mike Goolsby will fight for your rights and investigate all evidence against you to help you to get the outcome you desire. Call for a completely free consultation today where you can discuss your case in the strictest confidence, our complete discretion is assured at all times.