When people think of criminal matters, they usually think of violent crimes or incidents involving theft. While those crimes do make up a good portion of the ones that move through the criminal justice system, there are others that can occur. One of these often overlooked crimes is arson.
We recently discussed how some camping activities can land you in hot water. This is the case when you do things like vandalizing a park. These aren't the only property crimes that can lead to criminal charges.
Going camping is a common summer activity. When you are heading out for a camping trip, you should make sure that you take the time to understand what is allowed where you are going. The last thing that you need is to face criminal charges in connection with your actions during the camping trip.
Personal property crimes often have considerable evidence associated with them. These cases can often be challenging from a defense standpoint, but that doesn't mean that you can't work on a defense. We can help you to plan a defense that takes the specifics of your case into account.
Theft charges are often based on specific circumstances that led a person to believe that you were trying to deprive someone of an item that was rightfully theirs. Think about shoplifting. If you slipped something in a bag while you meandered around the store, it could be construed that you were going to steal the item, even if you weren't anywhere near the exit.
Money laundering was our topic of choice last week. This is only one of the possible white collar crimes that you can face. Other crimes, such as identity theft and money laundering, are also possible. If you are facing any of these charges, we can help you learn about how you can handle your defense.
People who have criminal enterprises and those who are taking part in illegal activities have to find a way to make their funds seem legitimate. Money laundering, which involves moving money made in these criminal endeavors into places that make it seem like it came from a legal source, is one way that they handle this money concern. Money laundering is an action that can lead to criminal charges.
When you are facing a theft charge, your integrity is being called into question. There are many instances in which an alleged theft might have been something else entirely. We know that you probably never thought you would find yourself in this position, but you mustn't dwell on that. Instead, you need to focus your energy on your defense.
Not all thefts are created equally in the eyes of the law. There are several factors that can determine what type of theft charges a person will face. These factors include the value of the items taken, the reason the items were taken, the location of the items that were taken and the manner in which the items were taken. When prosecutors opt to charge a person with a theft-related crime, all of these points are taken into consideration. Each of these points is an opportunity for the defense to raise questions.
When you are facing the criminal justice system, you should know that you can't just be treated any old way. Instead, the people who are part of the system have to ensure that they keep your rights in mind. These rights are covered in the United States Constitution. One amendment, the Sixth Amendment, gives you some very specific rights that are crucial if you are facing any criminal charges, including those for theft.