Theft crimes may include robbery—taking by force or threat property from a person or store; burglary of a residence or commercial business; or grand theft. If a weapon was used, theft crimes can carry lengthy prison sentences. Residential burglary is aggressively prosecuted and prison sentences are common. Even what is commonly thought of as “shoplifting,” can form the basis for felony charges if you have been previously convicted of a similar offense. You can be charged with an “Estes” robbery if you have are accused of stealing something from a store and pushing past a security guard or loss prevention.
These types of cases may involve computer evidence, cell phone location data, video surveillance footage, eyewitness identification issues, DNA, or fingerprints. If you have been arrested for a robbery, burglary, or shoplifting, you should contact an experienced criminal lawyer for assistance.
Many theft cases will involve the extensive and careful review and evaluation of surveillance footage from a store, or even from cameras on the street. There may also be body camera footage and audio and video evidence generated by the police. All of this evidence must be analyzed, organized, and evaluated.
Contact our office today for a consultation regarding your criminal matter. We have years of experience defending persons accused of theft related offenses.