Guarding Against Serious Theft Charges In Butler County
While stealing and other allegations of theft may seem like minor offenses, the consequences can be harsh. Depending on the value of the goods stolen, you could face steep fines, time in jail and the negative effects of a criminal record.
Attorney Michael A. Newland has represented individuals facing criminal charges across Butler County for over 25 years. He understands how unique each case is and the stakes involved. Whether you face state misdemeanor or felony charges, he will investigate your case to determine a customized defense strategy to protect your interests.
Penalties Vary For Theft Offenses
Ohio penalties for theft offenses vary based on the type of goods stolen, as well as their value. Stealing something of little value can still result in a misdemeanor charge. A conviction can lead to up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Mr. Newland can represent you against a wide array of theft charges, including those involving:
- Petty theft
- Grand theft
- Receiving stolen property
A conviction for any type of theft offense can result in a criminal record. While other penalties may have short-term effects, your criminal record is permanent. This can affect your ability to get a job or a loan and apply for housing and colleges. Mr. Newland will fight against a conviction and prioritize your future opportunities.
Identifying Weaknesses In The Case Against You
While the case against you may seem ironclad, you deserve the right to a fair trial. Mr. Newland is familiar with the courtrooms and judges throughout Butler County. He understands and anticipates how judges will rule, as well as potential weaknesses or inconsistencies in the case against you. Whether your rights were violated during the arrest or the evidence is lacking, he will exploit such weaknesses to your benefit.
Let An Experienced Lawyer Fight For You
Mr. Newland can protect your rights and fight for a favorable outcome. Learn how he can assist with your case by scheduling a free initial consultation. Contact his Hamilton office by calling 513-816-0307 or sending an email.