Seattle Theft Lawyer – Sheed Law Offices, PLLC
Over the last quarter century, there has been a reduction in the number of property crimes committed in Seattle as reported by the Seattle Police Department. Despite this reduction, there is still a significant number of theft-related crimes reported on a yearly basis. For example, there were 7,396 burglaries, 19,806 larcenies, and 4,200 reports of vehicle theft reported in 2013, which despite the general trend, is a 2% increase from 2012 in overall property crimes.
After being accused of and charged with a crime, the first thing that many people do is begin to search for a skilled criminal defense lawyer. At our Seattle law firm, we offer compassionate, skilled representation of excellent quality to all people facing theft crimes charges throughout the Seattle area, King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties, as well as throughout the State of Washington.
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Our Seattle criminal defense attorneys possess the qualities that you would want in your legal representatives, acting as compassionate, skilled negotiators and litigators, capable of investigating your case thoroughly and advocating on your behalf to help secure for you the best possible outcome. To give yourself the best chance of being successful, you should contact a Seattle theft crimes lawyer at Sheed Law Offices as soon as possible after you are arrested or charged.
About Theft Crimes
For virtually any type of theft crime that someone could be charged with, an attorney from our office can provide you with the legal representation that you need to successfully defend against your charges. Our experience in defending against theft charges has allowed us to polish our defensive skills in the legal area of theft crimes. We have defended clients against a broad range of theft crimes, such as simple shoplifting and “dine and dash” situations, including much more. Our legal representation has extended to persons from all over the State of Washington, including the Seattle area and greater King County, Snohomish County, Pierce County, all the way to Okanagan County, including residents coming from Las Vegas, Nevada and Portland, Oregon.
As you scroll down the page, we have provided for you an overview of various theft charges that someone in this area might face. We understand how stressful and frightening that being arrested and charged with a crime can be and knowing what to do next can be confusing and difficult. Do not hesitate to call our law firm as soon as you are arrested or learn that you are being charged with a crime.
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Misdemeanor Theft, most commonly known as Theft in the Third Degree (3rd Degree) or Theft 3, is the most common theft offense charged in the Seattle area.
Shoplifting, which is generally a sub-category of misdemeanor theft, is the act of taking merchandise from a store, generally retail location, without paying for it. The most common phrase in these police reports is something akin to “The person exited the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise bypassing several manned and functioning cash registers.” Shoplifting costs business a significant amount of money every year and as a result, incidents of shoplifting are continuously and consistently reported and charged by prosecutors.
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A person is guilty of residential burglary if, with intent to commit a crime against a person or property therein, the person enters or remains unlawfully in a dwelling other than a vehicle.
Felony theft crimes are classified as such when the value of the alleged stolen goods is above $750, or when other situations are involved that vault the alleged offense into the felony level. These are very serious offenses and can involve substantial prison time and fines if convicted.
Robbery is defined as the unlawful taking of personal property from another or in someone’s presence against his or her will by the use or threatened use of immediate force, violence, or fear of injury to that person or his or her property or the person or property of anyone.
We have successfully defended those accused of theft offenses throughout our careers and have acquired and honed the skills necessary to competently, compassionately, and vigorously defend you. Securing for yourself a theft defense attorney from Sheed Law Offices could be one of the best decisions that you can make during this stressful period in your life. The stress, anxiety, and any other emotion that you are feeling should be eased when Sheed Law Offices begin to assist you in the defense of your case.
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Washington Theft Crime Lawyer
Our attorneys are skilled, compassionate advocates willing to be as aggressive as your case might require. We are skilled negotiators and will do the investigation necessary to ensure that you receive the best legal representation possible. If you have any reason to believe that you are under investigation for a theft crime, do not hesitate to contact to contact an attorney from our office today. Having a criminal defense lawyer by your side during the early stages of any criminal investigation can be key in preparing your defense, protecting your rights, and watching out for your best interests.
If you are being investigated for a theft crime, or have already been arrested or charged with a theft crime, contact a Seattle theft crime attorney immediately to find out what can be done in defense of your case!