Anchorage Alaska Criminal Theft Defense Attorney
From charges of shoplifting to burglary, the Law Office of Ben Crittenden in Anchorage, Alaska, defends clients accused of any kind of theft crime. Our experience includes defending clients facing misdemeanor and felony theft charges. Some theft charges may seem minor, but taking over $500 worth of merchandise, for instance, can result in a felony charge.
The penalties for theft crimes can be surprisingly harsh. Even nonviolent theft offenses can be charged as felonies and include penalties such as prison sentences and steep fines and can affect job applications. If you have been charged with theft, It is important to contact a criminal defense lawyer experienced in defending theft crimes.
From Petty Theft To Fraud And Robbery
Theft crimes cover a wide range of offenses. We defend people charged with theft crimes such as:
- Auto Theft
- Credit Card or Check Theft
- Embezzlement or Theft from an Employer
- Money Laundering
- Burglary or Robbery
Whether you are charged with misdemeanor or felony theft, depends on the type and value of the stolen property as defined in Alaska theft statutes. If the theft involved the threat or use of force or a weapon, such as in burglary and robbery cases, you will likely be charged with a felony. Penalties for a felony can include prison sentences, fines and restitution to the victims. Theft convictions can sometimes include substance abuse treatment.
If you are facing theft or shoplifting charges, it is best to discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Getting a lawyer involved as soon as possible may lead to the reduction or dismissal of the charges, depending on the details of the case.
Contact Alaska Theft Defense Lawyer Ben Crittenden
At the Law Office of Ben Crittenden, we represent adults and juveniles charged with theft crimes in Alaska. We can get you an outcome consistent with the spirit of our criminal justice system. Please contact our office at 907-771-9002 to schedule an appointment. You can also find helpful information on our Frequently Asked Questions page and our Blog