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Larceny charges vary based on several factors

Theft is a crime that is more common than what people may think. When it comes to this category of crimes, there are actually several forms of theft. One of these is larceny. This occurs when a person takes something from another person without the use of force. There are several points to remember if you are facing a larceny charge.

Always return property promptly when you borrow it

When you borrow something from a friend or neighbor, you should be sure to return it to them. This is common courtesy. Failing to return something to its rightful owner can lead to criminal charges, but there are a few things that must be considered in these cases. It is imperative that anyone in this position takes the time to remember some important points.

Intent is an important factor in theft cases

Borrowing things from a neighbor or friend isn't something that you might think will lead to issues down the road. But, what if you forget to return it? Most of the time, the person will remind you that you have their things; however, some might decide to take the petty road and report the item as stolen. This could open you up to criminal charges relating to theft of merchandise.

Don't neglect your defense on property crime charges

Anyone who is facing a property crime charge shouldn't make the mistake of thinking that the case is minor matter. Even a vandalism conviction could have a negative impact on your life. One way that this might happen is that future employees might see the conviction on a background check and assume that you aren't going to be able to protect company assets and use them correctly.

Credit card theft and fraud charges are serious matters

When you think of a theft crime, you might automatically consider burglary or shoplifting. But there is another type that you might not think about — credit card theft or fraud. This charge can be very serious, but you should know what it entails because there is a chance that you might unknowingly break the law.

Don't ruin your holidays with accusations of retail theft

The holidays are a time when most people want to give their loved ones gifts. Unfortunately, not everyone has the money or credit available to treat the people on their list to the gifts they want to give them. Remember that trying to sneak merchandise out of stores without paying the full retail price that the merchant is asking can lead to you facing criminal charges.

One important element in theft cases can make a difference

Borrowing something from someone is usually done with the intention of returning it when you are finished. But sometimes, life happens. Maybe you forgot to return the item. Does this mean that you are guilty of theft? Not usually — but it doesn't mean that you can't be accused.

Theft crimes can't be viewed as minor matters

Theft crime charges are serious matters that demand immediate attention. These matters are sometimes viewed as minor because there usually isn't any physical harm to the alleged victims in the case. Unfortunately, this misconception might lead to a defendant being unprepared for the court hearings.

Theft crimes can impact your career options

Businesses have a duty to protect their assets. This duty might mean that individuals who have been convicted of theft charges might have trouble finding a job. There are several factors that might come into the picture in these cases. It is imperative that you are thinking about all of this as we work on your defense strategy.

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