Fight Larceny Cases With A Premier Attorney
Those accused of theft, larceny or burglary offenses may not fully realize how much trouble they are in. They might not consider it a criminal offense or they don't think about the consequences. In reality, the charges could lead to jail or prison and a theft conviction closes many doors for future employment.
At the Law Offices of Attorney R. Wayne Richter, we know how to respond to these charges to fight a conviction or mitigate the punishment. We represent anyone accused of property crimes in Palm Beach County, Martin County and throughout Southeastern Florida.
West Palm Beach and Stuart Burglary, Theft, And Larceny Attorney
Criminal defense lawyer R. Wayne Richter understands all elements of defending those accused of the crime of larceny or theft, and uses his insights every day in representing his clients. He handles all misdemeanor and felony property crimes, including:
- Shoplifting and employee theft
- Larceny and felony theft
- Auto theft and "joyriding"
- Bad checks and credit card theft
- Embezzlement and white collar crimes
- Burglary of a home
- Burglary of a business or vehicle
- Criminal trespass or destruction of property
We intervene immediately to assess the facts and circumstances and to make sure that the charges are proportional to the alleged crime. Thefts may be charged as a felony, depending on the value of property stolen or prior offenses. Larceny offenses are escalated if a weapon was involved, or if the dwelling was occupied or if a person was injured.
Our goal is to get the best result for the facts of your situation. If our investigation does not reveal constitutional violations or flaws in the prosecution's case, we will assert mitigating factors and explore opportunities to avoid the worst penalties. For example, first offenders may qualify for deferred judgment that expunges a theft or burglary conviction. Sometimes we can plead the case down to a lesser included offense, such as trespassing, in lieu of a conviction for felony theft, larceny or burglary. Contact our office today for your initial consultation.