Strategically Examining The Circumstances Behind Theft Charges
Theft is often considered a common crime, and the people who are charged with theft are commonly misunderstood. If you are convicted of a theft crime you could face jail time, fines and restitution. A knowledgeable attorney will examine the circumstances of your arrest and charge, and determine if your arresting officer and prosecuting attorney know the full story.
At Kelly & Rubin, LLP, we will make sure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process. Our lawyers understand how confusing and stressful this time may be for you. We will address your concerns and help calm your fears as we pursue the best outcome possible for you.
Experience In Defending A Wide Array Of Related Charges
Our lawyers have over 30 years of experience working with a variety of individuals throughout the five boroughs of New York City who have been charged with:
- Auto theft
- Embezzlement from their employer
- Apartment rent scams
Theft is a very broad area of law. We will determine if your arresting officer violated your rights, or committed an illegal search and seizure. We will also consider a false arrest and malicious prosecution claim.
Our attorneys work together to comprehensively build a thorough, efficient and cost-effective defense for our clients. We set our fees in a way that allows our clients to make choices based on the outcome they desire, not financial fear.
Guarding Against The Serious Consequences Of An Arrest
A robbery conviction can be one of the most serious charges you can face, and can bring some of the longest prison sentences in New York. Most times the charges in robbery cases are exaggerated or overcharged by the prosecution. Even a simple dispute that results in a loss of property is sometimes charged as a robbery.
Our firm has been extremely successful in litigating robbery cases — we never back down. Often we obtain either an outright dismissal of the case, a jury verdict of not guilty, or when the case calls for it, an excellent plea bargain deal. As former assistant district attorneys, the lawyers at Kelly & Rubin, LLP, have prosecuted hundreds of robbery cases. That experience helps them, as defense attorneys, to understand exactly how the police, courts and district attorneys handle these cases.
Knowledgeable Defense For Shoplifting And Petty Larceny Cases
A petty larceny in a commercial or retail establishment is usually referred to as “shoplifting.” Shoplifting is a misleading term that can make the charge sound minor. Shoplifting is the same as any other petty larceny and is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail. Often the item stolen is of very little value. When such incidents occur, there are usually additional factors that explain why an individual would attempt to remove an almost worthless piece of merchandise from a retail store.
Our firm has dealt with thousands of shoplifting and petty larceny cases in over 30 years of combined criminal law experience. Our lawyers will be able to obtain the best possible outcome for you or your loved one in the event they are accused of shoplifting. This includes securing either a dismissal of the case, a not guilty verdict after trial or a plea bargain to resolve the case in the best interest of our client.
Protecting Your Rights Against Felony Burglary Offenses
Entering into or remaining inside a building, with the intent to commit a crime while there, is considered a burglary. It is possible to be charged with a burglary even if you enter a store during business hours, but stay inside after they close, if you intend to commit a crime while there. In New York state, burglary is always a felony and can be one of the most serious offenses you can face. If someone is injured during a burglary, the charge can be as serious as an attempted murder.
Auto Theft Charges Can Result In Significant Penalties
Grand larceny auto (GLA) is just another name for grand larceny. In New York state, the severity of the charges that one can face in a larceny case usually depends on the value of the property that is stolen. When an automobile is the subject of the larceny, it is considered a felony as long as the value of the car is greater than $100.
While the incidence of auto theft in the United States has been greatly reduced due to sophisticated anti-theft technology installed by car manufacturers, an arrest for auto theft can be a significant and dangerous charge to face without the right attorney.
If you or your loved one has been charged with a larceny involving an automobile, contact Kelly & Rubin, LLP, at your earliest opportunity.
The Severe Consequences Of Embezzlement Accusations
Embezzlement is a type of larceny or theft. Like every larceny, its severity depends on the amount allegedly stolen. If the amount stolen is alleged to be over $1,000, the embezzlement will result in a charge of grand larceny as a felony.
In New York state, any type of felony can result in a lengthy state prison sentence. Our attorneys have handled thousands of grand larceny cases, many of which included allegations of embezzlement. These cases are best defended by use of an aggressive style of defense as well as forensic accounting and documentary evidence.
You do not want to rely on an inexperienced attorney if you or a loved one has been charged with robbery, shoplifting, petty larceny, burglary, auto theft, embezzlement or other theft charges. Call Kelly & Rubin, LLP, immediately for expert representation and a free consultation.
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