Rogers County Attorneys Defend You Against Property Crime Charges
Oklahoma firm protects the fundamental rights of people accused of stealing
If you’ve been charged with any property-related crime, the actions you take in response are vitally important. These cases are frequently overcharged or based on evidence that is misleading or improperly collected. At Price Law, P.C. in Claremore, our founding attorney is a former prosecutor who understands the intricacies of larceny, robbery, burglary, fraud and embezzlement cases. We will act quickly to defend you against the authorities and identify flaws in the prosecution that can increase your chances for a positive outcome.
Theft, burglary and robbery
Specific criminal counts associated with theft-related prosecutions include the following:
- Petit and grand larceny — The act of taking someone’s property without permission with the intent of keeping it permanently constitutes larceny under Oklahoma law. When the total value of the items allegedly taken is less than $1,000, it is misdemeanor petit larceny, punishable by up to one year in jail. Grand larceny is a felony offense charge in cases where the allegedly stolen property is worth $1,000 or more. Upon conviction for grand larceny, the maximum sentence increases along with the amount involved, with a potential eight-year term in cases where the theft involved goods or services valued at $15,000 or higher.
- Robbery — A robbery offense combines theft with the threat or actual use of force. Should the facts show that the accused individual used intimidation to take the property, it is a second-degree charge. First-degree robbery is charged when the victim is seriously injured and is punishable by a minimum 10-year prison term.
- Burglary — Prosecutors bring charges for burglary when they believe someone has broken in and entered a home or commercial building with the intent to commit a felony. Though most often associated with theft, someone can also face a burglary count if the evidence shows they were looking to engage in another type of felonious misconduct.
No matter what type of property crime you’re accused of, your first step should be to hire a seasoned criminal defense lawyer. We will safeguard your fundamental rights and challenge evidence brought against you as we pursue a dismissal, acquittal or reduced sentence.
Embezzlement and fraud
Even though offenses related to embezzlement and fraud do not involve allegations of violence, a conviction could still result in years behind bars. In an embezzlement prosecution, a defendant is accused of misappropriating funds or property that they have been given access to as a result of their job or volunteer position. Using misrepresentation to obtain property from someone else is classified as fraud, which can be charged as a felony. These cases are often complex and require detailed review of documents and digital information. Questions about intent and interpretation are also common in matters where white-collar crime is alleged. Our knowledgeable litigators can analyze the pertinent materials and advise on potential defense strategies.
Contact an Oklahoma defense lawyer for a free consultation regarding a theft charge
Price Law, P.C. in Claremore provides comprehensive defense counsel for Oklahoma residents who have been accused of theft, fraud and other property crimes. To make an appointment for a free consultation, please call 866-206-1218 or contact us online.