Theft Attorney – Atkinson Law Office

If you are visiting this website for the first time, then read here and you’ll understand how I know first hand what it is like to be wrongfully accused of theft.

Those who come to my office usually come in one of three varieties: either, 1) they are innocent, they have done nothing wrong and have been falsely accused, or 2) they are not ‘innocent’ per se, but they are being over charged and railroaded by the State, or 3) they are guilty, they know they are guilty, and they just want to be properly represented when they face the Court.

Most of my clients fall somewhere into the second category, where they may be guilty of something, but they will rightfully not take responsibility for the other parts of the theft that they did not commit.

Whatever category you may fall into, I have represented clients in them all, and I know how to help you no matter what your circumstances may be.

Allegations of theft, no matter how minor, can put you in some serious trouble.  For example, a simple shoplifting charge, can easily be turned into a felony burglary charge, merely by getting the defendant to admit that he or she planned on stealing the item before they entered the store.  Or another example, receiving items from someone under suspicious circumstances could get you charged with possession of stolen property.

Often theft charges are made with very little evidence.  Theft trials are usually based on circumstantial evidence, since it is so often the case that no one was around when the item was taken.

Here is a list of the most common type of theft charges

  • Petit Theft
  • Grand Theft
  • Grand Theft by Possession of Stolen Property
  • Burglary
  • Robbery

If you have been accused of, or charged with a theft crime, call me today. Do not wait and see what happens, do not see if you can resolve it yourself. Doing so is like doing your own surgery, or prescribing your own medication, always a bad idea.  If you come and see me now we may be able to mitigate the damages. Call me today and I’ll get you into my office to discuss your theft charge.