Property Crimes

property crimes

In Oklahoma, there are many different property crimes related charges. Some of the most common property crimes include: embezzlement, shoplifting, petit larceny, grand larceny, larceny of copper, knowing concealing/receiving stolen property, breaking and entering and burglary.

I will make sure your rights are protected from overzealous prosecutors and law enforcement. Let my experience guide you and inform you of the best way to proceed. I will fight to make sure that you are treated fairly in court and given a chance to tell your side of the story.

With the possibility of prison time, you need an experienced lawyer to stand by your side and fight for you.

Embezzlement

Embezzlement occurs when someone takes property that was entrusted to them and they convert the property to their own use. A typical example is an employee who receives money from a customer and the employee keeps the money instead of giving it to his/her employer. Embezzlement can be must more involved than this example so if you are charged with Embezzlement call now to make an appointment.

Embezzlement can be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the dollar amount of what was embezzled. The range of punishment for Embezzlement is

Shoplifting

Shoplifting occurs when someone takes merchandise from a store without paying for the merchandise.

Shoplifting can be a misdemeanor of a felony depending on the dollar amount of the merchandise that was stolen and depending on any prior convictions. The range of punishment for Shoplifting is anywhere from up to 30 days in the county jail up to 5 years in prison and/or fines from $10 up to $5,000

Petit Larceny

Petit Larceny occurs when someone takes personal property from someone else without their permission and the value of the property is less than $500.

Petit Larceny is a misdemeanor in Oklahoma. The range of punishment for Petit Larceny is up to 6 months in the county jail and/or a fine from $10 up to $500.

Grand Larceny

Grand Larceny occurs when someone takes personal property from someone else without their permission and the value of the property is more than $500. Grand Larceny can also occur when someone takes personal property from someone else without their permission and the property was taken directly from the person. A typical example of this would be a purse snatching.

Grand Larceny is a felony in Oklahoma. The range of punishment for Grand Larceny is up to 5 years in prison and/or a fine up to $5,000 or up to 1 year in the county jail and/or a fine up to $500 depending on the dollar value of the property and the circumstances of how the property was taken.

Knowingly Concealing/Receiving Stolen Property

Knowingly Concealing/Receiving Stolen Property occurs when someone buys or receives any property that has been stolen, embezzled, obtained by false pretense or obtained by robbery.

Knowingly Concealing/Receiving Stolen Property is a felony in Oklahoma. The range of punishment for Knowing Concealing/Receiving Stolen Property I up to 5 years in prison or up to 1 year in the county jail and/or a fine up to $500.

Breaking and Entering

Breaking and Entering occurs when someone breaks and enters into any building or part of any building, booth, tent, warehouse, railroad car, vessel or other structure with the intent to commit any felony, larceny or malicious mischief.

Breaking and Entering is a misdemeanor in Oklahoma. The range of punishment for Breaking and Entering is up to 1 year in the county jail and/or a fine up to $1,000.

These are just a few of the property related charges in Oklahoma and the range of punishment for many of these charges varies greatly depending on the circumstances and the dollar amount of the property. If you are charged with a property crime and want to know the range of punishment please call to make an appointment for a free consultation.

If you have prior felony convictions then your range of punishment can increase significantly from what is listed above. Call today to schedule a free consultation and I can better explain the range of punishment you may be facing and any defenses you may have.

Possible Defenses to Property Crimes

There are many different defenses when you are charged with a property crime. Since property crimes can cover many different fact scenarios the defenses that are available vary greatly depending on the specific facts and circumstances. In many instances, prosecutors rely heavily on eye witnesses to prove that a property crime has occurred. I can help you vigorously challenge the reliability of any eyewitnesses. In rare instances, prosecutors will have finger print or DNA evidence. I can help you challenge this evidence from how it was collected to how it was analyzed.

If you have been charged with any property related crime call now to schedule a free consultation. I will work hard to find all or your possible defenses to try and get your charges reduced or even dismissed. If a trial is your best option I will passionately argue your case to the jury. If pleading guilty is your best option I will negotiate the best plea deal with the prosecutor.