Northern Virginia Fairfax Criminal Lawyer and Defense Firm:
Virginia Theft Crimes Page
Theft crimes like a Virginia larceny charge and others are not only serious because of the possible penalties, but also due to the harmful effect upon a convicted person’s long-term future.
Employers do not look at a theft conviction the same as a reckless driving conviction (generally speaking). This is why we strongly encourage any person who faces a theft charge hire a lawyer or seek to get one appointed.
By fighting the charge and not pleading guilty in exchange for a lighter sentence, there is a possibility that the case will result in a not guilty verdict, and if so, may be eligible for expungement. Expunging a record removes it from public view, meaning employers would not be able to see a previous charge if it did not result in a finding of guilt. Be careful when deciding upon an option that leads in dismissal. Just because a case is dismissed after a period of compliance with the court’s terms, it does not mean expungement will be a possibility. Talk to a lawyer regardless of the charge(s) you or your loved one may face.
On this page, you can find basic information on several of the more common theft crimes in Virginia. For more detailed information about a particular charge, visit the page by clicking or tapping the offense. We are working to add our informational pages, so if your charged offense or related investigation is not hyperlinked at this time, simply give us a call.
Receiving Stolen Goods
There are legal concepts unique to these crimes, and our local Fairfax criminal defense lawyer is happy to talk to you either in-person or over the phone at no cost. If your specific offense is not listed above, it does not mean we do not represent people charged with offenses of that sort. While theft crimes differ in many respects…
Virginia theft cases do generally share a few common threads
The prosecution typically must prove:
- That the defendant did not have the true owner’s consent to take some unauthorized action with regard to the property in question,
- That the defendant was really the person who committed the alleged illegal act, and
- That the value of the personal property was equal to, or greater than a specified amount (for purposes of establishing either a felony or a misdemeanor.
Contact our Fairfax criminal lawyer and Virginia defense firm today, or send us a message for a free case evaluation. We are here to serve, and take pride in helping people from all walks of life. We represent those confronted with criminal investigations, accusations, and/or criminal charges in Northern Virginia. If you are accused of committing a Virginia theft crime arising out of Northern Virginia, call our Fairfax criminal lawyer today at 703.665.3719.
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