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When charged with theft, the weight of the situation can be extremely distressing. Theft accusations not only carry the potential for jail time and financial penalties, but they can also damage your reputation and make it difficult to find employment, housing, or loans.

If you’re facing a theft charge, it’s important to keep in mind that you are not alone. Millions of individuals are arrested each year and most of them are able to get their charges dropped or reduced. For the best outcome, it is advisable to seek the help of a seasoned theft defense lawyer.

Dealing with theft accusations requires a skilled legal team that leaves no stone unturned. At Boatwright Legal, our dedicated theft defense lawyers are committed to scrutinizing every detail of your case. With a deep understanding of the law and an unwavering focus on your rights, we are here to aggressively fight on your behalf. Whether it is analyzing your case or navigating the nuances of a trial, our team is your steadfast advocate from start to finish.

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Theft Case Evaluation

If facing theft charges, Boatwright Legal’s experienced defense lawyer can guide you through every phase of your case, from investigation to appeals, safeguarding your rights.

After arrest:
– **Request for Lawyer:** Consult an attorney before speaking to law enforcement.
– **Initial Consultation:** Share arrest details with the lawyer openly to build a strong defense.
– **Investigation:** Lawyer conducts an independent investigation, validates evidence, finds new leads, and assesses weaknesses in the case.

Plea Bargains:
– **Experienced Representation:** Your lawyer meets the prosecution, negotiates plea deals, considering pros and cons.
– **Trial Defense:** Have faith in the system, plead not guilty if evidence supports innocence. Boatwright Legal has a successful trial record.

Theft Case Evaluation

 

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Trial Defense

When it comes to trial defense in theft cases, our commitment to excellence is unmatched. We understand that the stakes are high, and your future is on the line. That’s why we go above and beyond to meticulously analyze every aspect of the state’s case, leaving no room for assumptions or oversights.

Thanks to our skilled team’s meticulous attention to detail, strategic thinking, and courtroom prowess, we have successfully secured dismissals, acquittals, and reduced charges for countless clients facing theft allegations.

Depending on the specific nature and facts of your case, our lawyers will apply the following defense tactics:

  • Challenge the Admissibility of Evidence- Your attorney may challenge the admissibility of evidence that the prosecution intends to use against you. This could include evidence that was obtained illegally, evidence that is unreliable, or evidence that is irrelevant.
  • Attack the Credibility of Witnesses- Your lawyer may also attack the credibility of the prosecution’s witnesses. This could involve pointing out inconsistencies in their testimony, raising questions about their motives, or challenging their ability to see or remember what happened.
  • Present an Alibi Defense- If you have an alibi, your lawyer may present it to the court. An alibi is evidence that you were somewhere else at the time of the crime.
  • Argue that You Didn’t Have the Necessary Intent- In order to be convicted of theft, the prosecution must prove that you intended to steal the property. As such, your lawyer may argue that you did not have the required intent, such as if you were simply borrowing the property or if you didn’t realize that the property was stolen.
  • Argue that You Were Entrapped- Entrapment is a defense that applies when the police or other law enforcement officials induce the defendant to commit a crime that they would not have otherwise committed. That said, your defense lawyer may argue that you were entrapped by the authorities.
  • Strategic Plea Bargains

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Theft FAQs

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Our Process

If you’ve been accused of theft, it’s crucial to have an experienced defense lawyer by your side, like those at Boatwright Legal. Expertise in the art of witness selection is pivotal during a theft trial. Our seasoned lawyers know the intricate dance of picking the right witnesses, leveraging a vast network of experts and consultants to ensure your defense stands strong. Moreover, our approach to courtroom advocacy sets us apart. We’re not just desk lawyers; we embrace the courtroom, knowing when to negotiate and when to assertively fight in front of a judge and jury. With a history of successful outcomes in theft cases, our commitment is unwavering. We prioritize transparent communication, ensuring you’re consistently informed. Often, we can resolve cases outside the courtroom, but rest assured, when it’s time to step into court, our preparation and dedication are unmatched. Don’t go it alone; trust Boatwright Legal’s comprehensive expertise.

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Enlist An Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer Today!

If you or somebody close to you has been accused or is being investigated for murder, drug crimes, theft, burglary, or assault and battery, the lawyer you hire to safeguard your rights may prove to be the difference between incarceration and freedom. To learn more about what your legal options are in your charge, make sure to consult with a skilled criminal defense lawyer right away. Remember that your freedom is on the line here. Contact Boatwright Legal at 864-745-9758 now to schedule a case evaluation.

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