Not all crime involves bodily harm or threat to a person. Some crimes harm or cause loss of use of a person's property. These are called Property Crimes. The Jacob Law Firm can help if you've been charged with a property crime.
What Is Considered a Property Crime?
Property crime is an umbrella term, which includes offenses such as larceny (theft), robbery, burglary, arson, embezzlement, forgery, false pretenses, and even the receipt of stolen goods. Crimes against a person's property involve that property being stolen, damaged, or destroyed. You can also be charged with a property crime if you borrow something and fail to return it. Due to the wide variety of property crimes, a good legal defense is imperative.
Difference in Levels of Crime Cases
Like crimes against individuals, property crimes are broken into felonies and misdemeanors. The type of property stolen or damaged, along with the value of that property, will weigh heavily on whether a crime is a felony or misdemeanor, and subsequently the type of consequences. The severity of the offense can also be the determining factor between being charged with a felony or a misdemeanor.
No matter which type of crime you are charged with, contacting a good criminal defense attorney is advisable. At the Jacob Law Firm, one of our top priorities has always making ourselves available to our clients.