Theft/Property Crimes

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Oklahoma Theft/Property Crimes Lawyer

Theft or property crimes are extremely serious offenses. These crimes usually involve the taking of another’s property without consent.  The nature of the criminal charge depends on many factors: the value of the property; whether the defendant used a weapon, force, or threatened the victim; etc.

In Oklahoma, common theft/property crimes include, but are not limited to:

  • Robbery (First or Second Degree)
  • Burglary (First or Second Degree)
  • Illegal Entry
  • Breaking & Entering
  • Larceny (Grand or Petit)
  • Embezzlement
  • Obtaining Property by False Pretense
  • Forgery (First or Second Degree)
  • Receiving/Concealing Stolen Property
  • Arson
  • Malicious Mischief
  • Extortion (Felony or Misdemeanor)

Penalties for Theft/Property Crimes

If convicted of a theft/property crime, the consequences can be devastating.  Punishment for these crimes ranges from imprisonment to probation, restitution, fines, and/or community service.  Furthermore, a conviction could change the course of one’s life.  Because theft/property crimes bring the individual’s honesty and integrity under scrutiny, it may become extremely difficult to secure employment after conviction.

Theft/property crimes are difficult for the prosecution to prove.  Thus, it’s paramount to retain a criminal defense attorney who will methodically devise a strategy for your case.  Do not retain an attorney who will pressure you to plead guilty just to avoid the courtroom.  The Law Office of Elliott C. Crawford will fight from day one to ensure that your legal rights are protected.