As the term indicates, a property crime is a crime that affects someone’s material property, as opposed to a violent crime (which harms someone physically) or a white collar crime (involving illegal financial transactions). A property crime may include one or more of the following:
- Theft of any variety
- Destruction of government property (such as computer hard drives)
- Obstruction of justice by shredding documents
In general, the greater the dollar value of the physical property involved, the higher the criminal charges and potential penalties. Property crimes involving weapons or violence will most likely bring additional charges. An experienced property crimes lawyer on your side can help ensure that you are not convicted of a crime that cannot be verified by evidence from law enforcement agents or the prosecutor.
Schenectady Criminal Defense Attorneys: Defending New Yorkers Charged With Property Crimes
The facts of each case will help determine the most promising defense strategies, which may include one or more of the following:
- Bringing in computer forensic specialists
- Evaluating evidence, such as surveillance camera video
- Challenging identification or chain-of-custody allegations of law enforcement
Virtually every defendant in a property crime case has objectives such as avoiding jail time, reducing charges, reducing penalties and, if possible, case dismissal. Our law firm vigorously represents clients in pursuit of the most favorable outcome attainable in each case.
Talk to a burglary or arson attorney defending New Yorkers at Sacco Tyner about your charges, your goals and your prospects following an arrest for a property crime. Mr. Sacco and Mr. Tyner serve clients in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, the Capital Region and throughout New York State.
Contact an Attorney at Sacco Tyner
Learn firsthand about our vigorous, aggressive criminal defense strategies used to defend people charged with serious crimes. Talk to Mark Sacco and James Tyner about the facts and circumstances of your case and explore strategies for your defense. If you have been charged with property crimes such as burglary, arson or vandalism and need to speak with a criminal defense lawyer, schedule a consultation at our Albany, Schenectady, or New York City law office. Call us at 866-642-3807 or contact us online.