Decisive Franklin, Brentwood & Columbia Theft, Larceny and Embezzlement Attorneys Defend Against Serious Charges
Fighting accusations that threaten your reputation, career and liberty
Theft, larceny, and embezzlement are all specific crimes that involve stealing. and our attorneys are here to help. In general, the seriousness of the crime depends on the value of the stolen property or services. At the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates, we defend our clients’ rights in cases involving theft. It is wise to speak with a theft lawyer in Franklin, TN as soon as possible after arrest so we can begin devising a defense strategy and preparing your case.
Theft—from misdemeanor to felony
There are different types of theft. Embezzlement is a type of financial fraud where people entrusted with the care of property appropriate the property for their own use. If you are charged with embezzlement, our criminal defense lawyer can evaluate the details of your arrest, whether you were read your rights, or whether any constitutional violations occurred, such as lack of a proper search warrant.
Larceny implies trespassing and carrying someone else’s property away with the intent of stealing it. Theft is the broad concept that encompasses all types of stealing, whether involving property or services.
Tennessee classifies theft of property or services as misdemeanors or felonies based on property value:
- Class A misdemeanor—theft valued at $500 or less
- Class E felony—theft valued at more than $500 and less than $1,000
- Class D felony—theft valued at $1,000 or more and less than $10,000
- Class C felony—valued at $10,000 or more and less than $60,000
- Class B felony—valued at $60,000 or more
Preparing a strong defense in central Tennessee
Criminal investigation is generally the first indication that authorities have you in their sights as a target. You should always have a lawyer present during questioning to ensure you do not say anything that could result in self-incrimination.
From questioning or interrogation through arrest, and throughout the criminal justice process, a larceny attorney in Brentwood, TN can defend your rights, whether advocating for case dismissal, reduced charges, acquittal or a plea bargain.
At our firm, we immediately work on devising a defense strategy, gathering evidence, and interviewing witnesses. Case preparation involves building a case that presents your actions in the most favorable light before a judge and jury.
We evaluate whether making motions to suppress evidence and arguing for case dismissal or reduced charges are viable options. Sometimes plea bargaining offers the best option for reducing charges and potential penalties.
Contact a theft lawyer in Williamson county, TN
Our lawyers stand ready to prepare a strong defense on your behalf. The Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates brings extensive experience to the table and can vigorously fight for your rights. We serve Spring Hill, Murfreesboro, Lawrenceburg and Pulaski, Tennessee. Call (615) 412-1121 or use our convenient online form to schedule your free initial consultation.