My Team and I work hard to defend those who have been accused of theft crimes. I have trial experience with all types of criminal charges in both state and federal courts. We will work with our clients to develop a defense strategy in order to reduce the likelihood of any possible punishments. We work with prosecutors to get our clients’ charges dropped or reduced. When that doesn’t work, we present a solid defense at trial.
There are a wide variety of criminal charges associated with property crimes These charges vary by where the property was taken, how it was acquired, the value of the property, and whether violence was involved. Theft is the taking of property. Depending on the value of the property, it may be a misdemeanor or a felony. A charge of burglary is common in cases where someone is accused of breaking into a home or business. When someone takes money that they have been entrusted with, it is usually considered embezzlement.
I will help you understand the charges against you. Charges often become more serious when they are accompanied by an accusation of violence. Muggings and other crimes where property is taken directly from a person usually result in a charge of robbery or armed robbery. The theft of a car is often considered carjacking when the owner or driver is present. Our attorneys help clients build a defense against all types of theft charges.
Those who have been charged with theft crimes in Louisiana should not give up hope. We will challenge every possible piece of evidence to avoid having it admitted to trial. We will oppose all possible motions by the prosecution and work to discredit witnesses who are called to testify against you. Our attorneys will challenge police procedure if your rights were violated during the investigation or your arrest. When possible, we will present evidence proving your alibi and showing that you did not commit the crime. When necessary, we will work with forensic experts to help discredit the prosecution’s case.
Defendants in theft cases often face the prospect of serious criminal punishment. They may be forced to pay restitution to the person they are accused of stealing from. Theft crimes often come with the threat of jail time or prison sentences. In cases where we cannot establish innocence, our experienced attorneys are often able to get these charges and penalties reduced to probation.
I will provide experienced and skilled defense to those accused of theft crimes such as robbery, burglary, embezzlement, or carjacking. Call either 985-869-8060 or 504-715-6570 or contact us online at [email protected] to schedule a free consultation at one of our offices. With offices located in Mandeville and New Orleans, Jack Hoffstadt is ready to deliver a strong defense for you