Detroit Criminal Law Attorneys Defend CLIENTS Accused of Theft

Effective Michigan lawyers help clients fight all varieties of charges

Michigan law recognizes several types of crimes involving the theft of property. They all involve the intentional taking of money or property from its rightful owners and are generally punished based upon the amount allegedly stolen. Whether you are under police investigation or are facing criminal charges, Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan, with more than 30 years of experience representing defendants throughout the state, can provide the reliable, tough representation you need.

Trustworthy counselors defend people from charges of larceny and embezzlement

The most common type of theft is larceny, which simply means stealing another person’s property. For example, retail theft, or shoplifting, is larceny committed against a store. Embezzlement is theft committed by someone misusing a position of trust, such as taking money from a trust for personal use. The punishment for any of these crimes may include jail time, a fine or both, based on the value of the property taken and the circumstances.  We are prepared to defend you zealously and to present all evidence of factors that may reduce charges or lessen penalties.

Accomplished advocates provide strong defenses to clients accused of robbery

Robbery is an aggravated form of theft that involves using force or violence or putting someone in fear. It includes armed robbery, where the perpetrator has a dangerous weapon or pretends to have one, and carjacking, which is stealing a car by use of force or by putting the driver or a passenger in fear. These are serious felonies punishable by years in prison. We have won favorable dispositions in robbery cases, and if you are charged, we will fight hard to protect your rights to defend you.

Experienced advocates vigorously represent clients accused of burglary

Burglary, although not necessarily a theft crime, is often associated with the stealing of property. In Michigan, burglary includes any of the following:

  • Entering a home, with or without breaking into it, with the intent to commit a crime or in violation of probation, parole or a protection order (also called home invasion)
  • Entering a building or other structure other than a home, with or without breaking into it, with the intent to commit a larceny or felony
  • Entering a building for the purpose of committing a crime with the use of explosives

The punishment for burglary ranges from a maximum of five to 30 years in prison, depending on the circumstances, and/or a fine of $2,000-5000 for home invasion or breaking without entering, depending on the circumstances. The seriousness of these penalties demands the most skillful and vigorous representation. We raise every defense that can throw doubt on the charges, including mistake and lack of intent to commit a crime on the premises.

Contact a reliable theft defense attorney in Michigan

If you are accused of any theft crime, call Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan at 313-329-5847 or contact us online for a free consultation. Our main office is located in the Guardian Building in downtown Detroit, near several courthouses and the Wayne County Jail, but we are also available to meet in Taylor, Southfield and Royal Oak.