Arlington Theft Attorney
If you have been accused of the crime of theft then to prosecute you successfully the state will need to prove that you took the property without the consent of the original owner. There are many different types of theft that you can be charged with, and these cases often can be quite complex, each one having its own unique aspects. To be successful in defending a theft case it will often depend on the quality of the pre-trial planning undertaken by your attorney. For this reason it is essential that you get a defense lawyer that has experience defending these types of criminal cases, and that they also have sufficient time for evidence gathering and research to do this.
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 North Texas and Arlington 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.
If you are questioned by the police you have the right to have your attorney present. Do not rely on a public defender that will not have the time to concentrate on your case. Criminal defense lawyer Mike Goolsby accepts full responsibility for every client his law firm represents, and you can be assured of personalized and professional representation. Having representation of this quality during questioning can often lead to charges being reduced or in certain circumstances not filed in the first place.
If convicted the effects of a theft crime can last a lot longer than the actual sentence imposed upon you by the court. You will have a criminal record that will put stain on your character and reputation. This can affect you in many areas of your life, your chance of gaining employment, renting property, holding certain professional licenses, applying for credit, and owning a gun, will all be very difficult or impossible. As well is this your record will be available to be viewed by anyone including potential business partners and employers.
If you are accused of theft in the Arlington or North Texas 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.