Irving Theft Attorney
If you are accused of theft crime in the Dallas area then there are several factors that may affect the legal penalties that you are facing. These include the type of theft crime committed, the value of the property that was taken, if a weapon was used in commission of the crime, the type of premises, and whether any assault or other additional crime was committed. The legal definition of theft is the taking away or using of another person’s property without their permission or authorization to do so, additionally if you receive property from a third-party that you know to have been stolen, then this is also a theft.
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 Irving and Dallas 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.
An experienced criminal trial attorney like Mike Goolsby is essential to help you lessen any penalties or fines and could save you a considerable amount of money in a theft case. You are entitled to have your attorney present during any questioning by police, do not put your future in the hands of an overworked public defender, experience representation can help challenge matters such as value of property taken, use of a weapon, and other evidence to minimize the possible consequences you can be facing. This can often mean the difference between misdemeanor or felony charges, or in some circumstances if charges or even filed in the first place.
A charge of theft and associated criminal trial all have their own specific issues, and processes that should be followed, and types of evidence that needs to be presented, you should make sure that your criminal defense attorney has experience in all of these areas. At The Goolsby Law Firm you can be assured of a professional and caring representation, as well as the experience required, to present the best defense for you. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you in matters of arranging a sensible payment plan with the victim if you are convicted, and required to pay, and can often help keep you out of jail, and use other defense options to reduce the impact on you as much is possible.
If facing theft charges in the Dallas or Irving area call The Goolsby Law Firm for a free consultation today. We can answer any questions you may have about the process you are facing, in any criminal matter we strongly feel that the state must be made to prove its case to the fullest extent and you are innocent until proven guilty, call us today in complete confidence.