Thorough investigation and preparation is the key to the successful defense of these types of charges. Very often, experts specializing in computer forensics or handwriting can tip the scales in your favor, so your criminal defense team needs to have the resources to thoroughly prepare for battle with the prosecution.
In general, theft crimes are easier to negotiate plea deals on than violent crimes or sex offenses. Although we always prepare for going to trial, our experienced attorneys are skilled at various negotiation techniques. We will always work hard to achieve the best potential negotiated resolution possible, knowing that it is your choice whether to take a deal or go to trial.
Whether you choose to resolve your case by way of plea negotiations or to go to trial, the most important factors in a theft case are that your case is fully prepared and you are able to make a fully informed choice. Ultimately, it is your case and your future, so mounting a successful defense requires a team, not just a single attorney.
Often times theft crimes have financial ramifications in the event that you suffer a conviction. Fines and restitution are often mandatory, and an experienced attorney can guide you and advise you from a financial perspective how to minimize the impact of these financial consequences.