Property crimes and theft charges can be detrimental and have a severe impact on your future. These charges include crimes like burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, shoplifting, destruction to personal property and valuables, and vandalism. Some of these crimes may have been committed with the use of force or harm to another individual or a group of people. Property and theft crimes account for 72% of the crimes committed across the nation. Robbery and extortion, embezzlement of funds that may involve the use of threats, physical harm and violence will have additional charges filed against the perpetrator of the crime. The following crimes qualify for theft and property criminal charges:
- Theft is the taking of one’s property without consent and by possibly using force.
- Burglary, when someone enters the habitation of another without consent with intent to commit felony, theft, or assault.
- Criminal mischief is defined as the damage to another person’s property.
- Criminal trespass occurs when a person enters the property of another without consent.
- Robbery is theft plus threatening to cause or causing bodily injury to another.
- Aggravated robbery is crime committed with a deadly weapon, of a person above 65 yrs, or of a disabled person, unable to defend themself.
- Arson is a serious crime that involves starting a fire with the intent to destroy or damage property.
- Tampering is the altering, removing or obliterating certain types of property.
Val Zuniga has years of experience in property crime related cases. Call us at 713-DRUG LAW (378-4529) today to protect yourself. It is important to understand your rights every step of the way. Zuniga Law Offices, P.C. can help. We are here, ready and available to help assess, evaluate, and defend your case. We offer you the chance to a free consultation before you decide to employ us to represent your best interests and protect your rights.