Property Crimes Can Lead To Extensive Jail Time

In the eyes of the law, there is no such thing as a victimless crime. While most people would view a crime that left no one injured or hurt in any way as being a minor offense, the law can and will pursue it aggressively. If you face allegations of property crimes, you face significant consequences.

At Whiteaker & Wilson, PC d/b/a Law Office of Stuart P. Huffman, our lawyers are dedicated and experienced criminal defense attorneys for people in Springfield. Their focus on you and your charges means that you will never have to wonder how your case is going. You’ll never have to worry about what’s coming next because they’ll be with you the entire way.

What Is A Property Crime?

A property crime is one where damage is done to a piece of property rather than a person. In this case, damage can mean physical damage, or it can mean theft. The following charges are considered property crimes:

  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Trespassing

As charges go, many of these crimes are charged as misdemeanors. However, any theft or damage of property with significant value will be a felony. For example, if the value of property stolen is more than $750, then it is considered a Class D felony.

You Have Rights. We Protect Them.

Despite any evidence against you or any testimony by witnesses, you still have rights. A conviction is not a foregone conclusion, and our attorneys can and will take action to preserve your rights.

It’s stressful to face the steep fines and possible jail time that can come with a criminal charge. However, with our lawyers’ assistance, you can manage this stress and focus on your life while they work to preserve your freedom.

Call us today for a free consultation at 417-413-5858 or send us an email using this online form.