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Although theft crimes are common in the state of Washington, those facing charges of theft can be punished severely. Unfortunately, many people who are accused and tried for theft crimes are honest, hardworking citizens with families who make a bad decision in the heat of the moment or an isolated mistake.
Examples Of Theft Crimes
- Petty theft
- Grand theft
Even if you just made a mistake or had a one time lapse in judgement, if you are convicted of a theft crime in the state of Washington, you may be facing significant penalties. All theft crimes will go on your permanent criminal record and although you may eventually be able to have your records vacated, for a period of time your conviction will show up on background checks. This can make it exceptionally challenging to obtain employment, and you may even have trouble getting a professional license, a loan or even an apartment.
What To Do If You Are Charged With A Theft Crime
The first step you must take if you are facing charges of theft is to retain an experienced, professional lawyer who is familiar with Washington theft laws. At Greene & Lloyd, PLLC, we have a proven success record in getting theft charges dismissed or reduced, and can bring our expertise and knowledge to your case. We will work tirelessly on your behalf and investigate every possible defense available, including insufficient evidence and false allegations. We will counsel you and provide you with sound legal advice, so you can make informed decisions regarding your case that will lead to the theft charges having a minimum impact on your life. We are committed to protecting your future, your rights and your record, and when you consult Greene & Lloyd, PLLC, you can be confident that you will have the best defense possible for your case. Call us today to schedule a consultation.