Portland Theft Defense Attorneys
Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Portland, Oregon
In the face of misdemeanor or felony theft crime charges, a defendant or arrestee will need to consult a criminal defense attorney in his or her area as soon as possible. At times, a theft crime charge may qualify as a federal offense and this means that agencies such as the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) will be involved in the investigation and federal prosecutors will be involved in bringing criminal charges and seeking a conviction in federal court.
Whether you are facing state or federal theft crime charges, an experienced Portland defense lawyer at our firm can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. The skill and experience of your lawyer will directly impact the charges and penalties that you may face. With an inexperienced or unethical lawyer even an innocent man or woman could easily face a guilty verdict and maximum penalties for a theft crime that he or she did not commit. At our firm, we are committed to excellence in representing our clients. Our attorneys take on cases throughout Portland and the surrounding areas in Oregon.
Theft Crimes and Penalties in Portland
According to Oregon Penal Code, theft is the crime of intentionally depriving another of their property. This can be committed by physically taking the property from the owner or by obtaining the property through deception or extortion. Theft crimes may be violent in nature, may be conducted through clandestine means or may be carried out with complex financial transactions in a business environment. Some common forms of Portland theft crimes include the following:
Consult a Portland Defense Lawyer!
Charges may not have been formally filed for your theft crimes case. Regardless, you should consult a Portland theft crime defense attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can actually help ensure that charges are not filed at all or that a defendant faces much lesser charges. The only way to truly discover what you are up against in regards to the allegations you are facing is to discuss them with an experienced defense attorney.
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