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Theft & Fraud Over $5000


Every single day, people are charged with theft, fraud, property offences, and other financial offences that fall under the same category. When you find yourself facing such a charge, you’re at risk of being charged with serious criminal allegations. This can put your livelihood, and even your freedom at risk. Theft and Fraud over 5000 are perhaps some of the more serious criminal offences, as they encompass into them many different acts that one can commit. Shoplifting, theft from an employer, embezzlement, motor vehicle theft, identity theft, credit card fraud, insurance fraud, bankruptcy fraud, etc. all come with serious financial and legal repercussions.

If you are found guilty of any of these criminal offences, there is a wide range of punishments which you may encounter. For theft and fraud, sentences can range anywhere from probation, to severe fines, to basic house arrest, and all the way up to fourteen years in jail. Fighting a sentence like this on your own can be difficult, and often near impossible, as it requires a great amount of legal knowledge and experience. Contacting a lawyer gives you the ability to learn about your options, to better understand how to avoid a serious conviction.

Lawyers are trained on the complex procedure of a criminal trial, with tools in their arsenal that are meant to aid you.

Aside from the criminal consequences of theft and fraud over 5000, there are multiple effects that a conviction can have on your quality of life. First and foremost, a criminal record will result in employment consequences. Most jobs require a criminal record check, and a conviction for theft will make it unlikely that you’ll be hired for the job. For those employed in professional associations, such as medicine or teaching, a criminal conviction can mean the suspension of their professional designation. A criminal record may also affect your ability to travel without interruption. Many countries, namely the United States, have very strict regulations regarding the unrestricted entry of individuals with criminal offences. Aside from criminal charges, there may also be financial penalties. Many courts will order that an offender pay restitution to the victim, on which interest can accumulate quickly. Finally, a criminal conviction could have social consequences, which can follow you around for years to come. News stations have a tendency to pick up local convictions of theft and fraud, meaning that one criminal conviction could earn you an undesirable reputation.

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Working with our team of lawyers can be beneficial at every stage of the criminal proceeding. If you’re under investigation, we can advise you on what to do and say so as to avoid an impending charge, and how to better build your defense case. Thinking ahead is the most important part of avoiding a charge, especially when the prosecution is building its case. If you have already been charged, our team can help you review the entirety of the case, understand the evidence compiled against you, and work with you to fight these charges. We can appear in court as your representatives, saving you the time that lengthy court proceedings would take up. Whether you choose to plead guilty or not guilty, we’ll work to get you the best possible sentence or plea bargain, or to build a powerful defense which can dismantle the prosecutor’s case against you.

When you’re charged with a crime, you should immediately begin taking steps to build your case and avoid criminal convictions. Our team at Jaki Freeman and Associates is trained to do just that. With over twenty years of experience in the legal field, we have represented individuals for charges of theft, fraud, property crime, financial crime, and so on. We know the in’s and out of the criminal law system, and will use this knowledge to defend you as best we can.

A fearless advocate, Jaki Freeman gets the best possible result for her clients and can be confident that they will receive a skilled intelligent defence by a lawyer with a proven track record of success.

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If you are charged with a criminal offence and looking for an established lawyers who get results, call Jaki Freeman & Associates for an initial free consultation.