Shoplifting · Burglary · Theft By Fraud
Whether you are accused of a spontaneous crime of opportunity or a well-planned scheme, stealing is considered a moral crime. Employers, judges and others see a theft conviction as a sign that you cannot be trusted. Depending on the dollar amount, prior offenses and other circumstances, theft charges may also result in substantial jail time or a felony record.
For these reasons, it is important to work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer if you face charges of theft or burglary. We can often get charges reduced to a lesser offense or keep the conviction off your record altogether. For more than 30 years, the Law Offices of Harris & Literski has represented the accused in Livingston County and nearby communities.
Experienced Defense For Property Crimes
Our attorneys handle all levels of theft-related charges, including:
- Employee theft
- Theft of cellphones/laptops
- Theft of prescription drugs
- Credit card fraud
- Bad checks
- Breaking and entering
- Receiving stolen goods
- Robbery (theft by force)
We have defended a range of clients accused of theft, from juveniles and young adults to senior citizens. If you have an otherwise clean record, we will work hard to keep it that way. If you have prior convictions for theft, it is all the more important to have a good lawyer advocating for you because of the enhanced penalties and limited options.
Protect Your Future Prospects
Our team will pursue every opportunity to dismiss the charges or negotiate a favorable resolution. For example, first-time offenders may qualify for diversionary programs that avoid a criminal record if they meet all conditions. Sometimes, the victim or business is open to resolving the case through restitution. If the prosecution goes forward and you are facing the prospect of serious jail or prison time, we are prepared to fight the charges at trial.
Contact us today for a free consultation with our Brighton theft crime attorneys. We represent clients in Howell, Ann Arbor and surrounding southeast Michigan.