Los Angeles Property Crimes Attorney
Legal Defense Against Property Crime Criminal Charges
Property crimes can be treated as a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the severity of the crime. Often, it depends upon how badly the property is damaged and, unfortunately, what neighborhood the damage may have taken place. The police will investigate these types of crimes thoroughly, and without proper legal representation, someone charged with this type of crime could face serious jail time even for a seemingly small bit of damage.
Types of Property Crimes
This area of law covers theft, vandalism, graffiti tagging, arson, burglary, and more. It bleeds into so many different areas that only an experienced defense attorney can properly assess the potential penalties that come with the crime. Federal property crimes occur anywhere on "federal property" which means the post office, a national park, administrative buildings and more. Local property crimes would be any private property that's been damaged or any government owned buildings or property in Los Angeles.
Legal Penalties For a Conviction
If you are convicted with such a crime, you could be facing the following penalties:
- Prison or jail time
- Large Fines
- Community Service
- Restraining Orders
Restitution could be one of the most difficult penalties to deal with, because it might be a specific dollar amount which is far more than a person can truly pay. Getting a property crimes lawyer who knows how to handle these types of matters in Los Angeles courts is vital to protecting your rights, your finances and your future.
Call Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin immediately if you have been arrested on any type of property crime charges. Our legal team will aggressively fight in your defense and to help you to avoid a wrongful conviction and harsh legal penalties. Regardless of the type of property crime charges you are facing, please take a moment to speak with an experienced attorney our firm as soon as possible. We will review the details of your case and determine how we can help you. All of our consultations are free.