Olathe Theft Lawyer
Theft Crimes in Johnson County
Theft is a criminal charge that can include a variety of illegal acts.
The basic act is that of appropriating someone else's property without
their consent. This can include buying stolen property, bouncing checks,
shoplifting, and general theft. The penalties of a theft conviction can
vary depending on the specific crime committed and the circumstances surrounding
the commission of the crime, such as the value of the item or items taken.
The punishment can be as small as a monetary fine, or as steep as jail
time, if the crime has been elevated to felony status. If you have been
charged with a theft crime, it is important to know that you have rights
in this situation, and a skilled
Olathe criminal defense attorney can help you in protecting those rights and fighting for a beneficial
outcome to your case.
Theft Attorney in Olathe
The onus is on law enforcement officers to prove there was criminal intent
in your actions before you can be charged with theft. In other words,
you knew the property belonged to another, you had no permission or consent
from them to take it, and you had/have it actively in your possession.
A knowledgeable attorney knows this, and will be able to artfully defend
your theft case by exposing inconsistencies or errors on the part of the
arresting officers or the prosecution in your trial. I, John E. Harvell,
P.A., have considerable experience in defending cases very similar to
yours. Additionally, I have served as prosecutor, which gives me substantial
insight into how the other side thinks and operates in cases such as these.
I can provide you with professional legal help in your theft case, and
I will put my experience and knowledge to good use and work hard to increase
the likelihood of a resolution to your case that is advantageous to you.
Have you been charged with theft? If so,
contact an Olathe theft lawyer
right away to discuss your legal options.