Whether you take a candy bar, a credit card, a car, or cash from a company bank account, if it isn’t yours and you take it without the owner’s permission and with the intent to keep it for yourself, you are committing theft. There are countless ways you can commit a criminal theft in Michigan, and you can face different charges and penalties depending on what was stolen, how it was taken, and how much the stolen property was worth.
Even “minor” theft charges can have a major impact on your life, beyond costly fines or time behind bars. A conviction for larceny or other theft crimes will leave a stain on your reputation that will be hard to remove long after your sentence ends. The presumptions of dishonesty and untrustworthiness that accompany a theft conviction can limit your employment, financial, and educational opportunities and place other obstacles in front of you for years to come.
Unfortunately, too many people charged with theft in Michigan fail to understand their rights or presume that they don’t have a good defense and accept a deal with prosecutors that includes a guilty plea. Many individuals could have avoided convictions, damage to their reputations, and other consequences if they had just consulted with an experienced criminal defense attorney after their arrests.
Aggressive Defense Against All Michigan Theft Charges
At Collis & Griffor, PC, our southern Michigan theft defense lawyers have over 30 years of combined experience defending clients against all Michigan theft charges. We passionately believe that everyone accused of theft or other crimes deserves the highest level of defense representation. Our attorneys understand the law, know how prosecutors work and have the tenacity, commitment, and powerful advocacy skills to secure the best possible results, including acquittal or dismissal of the charges.
Our seasoned Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor defense lawyers represent clients charged with all Michigan theft crimes, including:
- Credit card fraud
- Identity theft
- Grand theft auto
- Receiving or concealing stolen goods
Call Collis & Griffor Today for Your Free Theft Offense Consultation
If you’re facing theft charges, remember that you have rights and that prosecutors must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Any number of mistakes by police or prosecutors can be fatal to their efforts to convict you, as can an array of other possible defenses. But effectively protecting your rights, exposing those mistakes, and asserting available defenses require attorneys who have the experience, skill, and determination to challenge prosecutors at every turn.
At Collis & Griffor, PC, our southern Michigan criminal defense lawyers possess those qualities and more. We will thoroughly look at the facts and circumstances of your case, advise you of your options, and then implement the strategy best suited to achieving a positive result.
Please contact Collis & Griffor, PC, today at (734) 827-1337, or contact us online to set up an appointment for a free initial consultation to discuss your southern Michigan theft charges.