Defending Against Theft Charges
At the Swain Law Group in Norman, Oklahoma, we provide aggressive defense against all charges that involve allegations of stealing, including:
- Petit larceny
- Grand larceny
- Auto theft
Beware that the penalties associated with these charges may be more than meets the eye. If you are convicted of larceny, you could face serious fines and incarceration. These are only the criminal penalties. You may also face civil penalties. For example, a conviction of shoplifting could leave you on the line to reimburse the cost of the item stolen, the victim’s legal fees and punitive damages, which is additional money you have to pay the victim. Furthermore, there are the unseen consequences. Employers rarely want to hire an employee with a record of a theft crime, so you may lose your job and have difficulty finding a new one.
With so much on the line, you need to fight these charges with the help of a skilled lawyer.
Going The Distance In Theft Crime Cases
At our law firm, we believe that a criminal defense attorney must stand strong against all challenges. Yes, it would be easy to enter a guilty plea and accept a deal, but will it be a good deal? Not necessarily. We take great care in negotiation and are often to reach a deal that makes sense, but if our opponent is unwilling to yield, we will go to trial.
The fact of the matter is that these cases are not always as clear-cut as they seem. Videotape evidence that the prosecution presents as being airtight may actually be blurry and not even show the perpetrator’s face clearly. Witness statements may be unreliable. We never take evidence at face value. We search for weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. We work hard to build a defense strategy designed to protect your life and liberty.