Theft Crimes

Quincy Theft Crimes Attorney

Experienced Defense Against Theft Charges in Norfolk County 

If you have been charged with theft, you need a criminal defense lawyer with the experience to help you. At Sweeney & Associates, LLC, we have defended clients' rights in Quincy and Norfolk County for over 20 years. Our skilled attorney can help you fight your charges and protect your rights.

Theft crimes can range from shoplifting to forgery to embezzlement. Our theft crime defense lawyer in Quincy can help you fight your charges and protect your rights. 

Call Sweeney & Associates, LLC today at (617) 300-0212 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our theft crimes attorney in Quincy!

What is Considered Theft in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts law defines theft as unlawfully taking the property of another person. Theft includes stealth, trick, deception, or taking another person's property. Theft can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances of the crime and the value of the stolen property.

Examples of theft crimes include:

  • Larceny
  • Identity theft
  • Credit card fraud
  • Check fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Racketeering

Theft crimes are some of the most common charges brought against people. Your reputation and future can be tarnished when you are accused of theft. Conviction can result in fines and jail time; a criminal record can limit your ability to get a job or housing. With so much at risk, you need a theft crime lawyer who is experienced and can help you fight your charges.

What are the Penalties for Theft Crimes in Massachusetts?

Confronting theft crime charges in Massachusetts can lead to severe consequences. It is crucial to be aware of potential penalties associated with these offenses:

  • Fines: Convictions for theft crimes often result in substantial fines, imposing financial strain.
  • Probation: Offenders may face probation, limiting their freedom and requiring adherence to specific conditions.
  • Restitution: Courts may order restitution, compelling the offender to compensate the victim for financial losses.
  • Imprisonment: Depending on the severity of the offense, individuals convicted of theft crimes may serve time in jail or prison.
  • Criminal Record: A theft conviction can leave a lasting mark on one's criminal record, affecting future employment and housing opportunities.

Defenses Against Theft Crime Charges

The adept attorneys at Sweeney & Associates, LLC employ various defenses to challenge theft crime charges:

  • Lack of Intent: Demonstrating a lack of intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property can be a compelling defense.
  • Mistaken Identity: In cases of misidentification, we meticulously investigate to establish our client's innocence.
  • Illegal Search and Seizure: Challenging evidence obtained through illegal search and seizure is a key strategy to protect our clients' constitutional rights.
  • Insufficient Evidence: If the prosecution's evidence is weak or inconclusive, we vigorously advocate for case dismissal.
  • Violation of Rights: We scrutinize every step of the legal process to ensure our client's rights were not violated during the investigation or arrest.

Contact Our Quincy Theft Crimes Lawyer Today

Theft crimes demand a vigilant and strategic defense. At Sweeney & Associates, LLC, our attorneys bring a wealth of experience and a commitment to protecting our clients' rights. We understand the nuances of theft cases and craft personalized defense strategies to secure the best possible outcome. Contact us today for a confidential consultation if you or someone you know is facing theft crime charges.

Contact Sweeney & Associates, LLC today to meet with our theft crimes lawyer in Quincy!

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