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Springfield Theft Crimes Lawyers
Tackling Robbery and Shoplifting Cases in Missouri
If you’ve been accused of a theft crime, we understand that you likely have concerns about what your charges could mean for the future, let alone now. Your opportunities for employment, eligibility for housing and permanent record are all at stake, especially if you don’t secure our professional legal defense. Getting charged for seemingly minor incidents such as stealing a watch, or something more serious like robbing someone’s home when they’re not inside, could result in serious fines and years of prison time.
Arrested for a theft crime? Get skillful defense from Cole & Martin, Attorneys at Law, LLC by contacting us today!
Missouri Theft Crimes Explained
Missouri penalizes several types of theft crimes, including:
- Firearm Theft
- Grand Theft Auto
- Federal Theft
- Check Fraud
You may face a felony or misdemeanor if you don’t take the necessary precaution of contacting our team. Our Springfield theft crimes lawyers have a successful reputation for beating both simple and complex charges, as well as harnessing valuable resources that can bring a favorable outcome. We may utilize defenses like:
- Specific intent: If the prosecution fails to prove that you had the required specific intent, then you may be eligible to receive a verdict of not guilty.
- Asportation: A theft is not completed unless the property was carried away from the owner in the form of severing, movement (however slight) and complete possession.
- Intoxication: We may prove that you were intoxicated at the time the alleged theft occurred, meaning your intent to steal was impaired, and therefore nonexistent.
- Claim of right: If you strongly believed the alleged stolen property was yours or you had a valid claim to it, we may be able to achieve a not guilty verdict.
- Return of property: We may establish that you had the intent to return the property at the time it was taken and can claim that the property was just being "borrowed."
- Entrapment: This applies when an individual was induced to commit theft as a result of someone else’s idea or intent.
- You owned the property: You cannot be charged with theft if you owned the “stolen” property.
- Mistaken identity: There is a likelihood that the prosecution falsely identified you as the perpetrator.
We Work Diligently to Defend Theft Charges
With over 40 years of combined experience on both sides of the courtroom, our insider knowledge into the minds and operations of those working against you could work to your advantage. Our Springfield theft crimes attorneys are committed to reducing or dismissing your charges no matter what it takes.
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