Skilled Lawyers Defend Those Charged With Property Crimes in VA
Experienced attorneys manage nonviolent misdemeanor and felony cases
Property crimes generally involve the misappropriation, theft or destruction of property, accomplished without actual or threatened violence against another person. Purely economic or “white collar” crimes fall into this category, but so do some common street crimes, such as vandalism and receiving stolen goods. At The Stallings Law Group, P.C., our criminal defense lawyers have vast trial experience in a range of crimes related to property.
Experience with a wide range of Virginia property crimes
Our criminal defense division is comprised of former prosecuting attorneys who have trial experience from both sides of the aisle in property crime cases. We are prepared to manage cases related to:
- Grand larceny
- Petit larceny
- Theft or destruction of public records
- Receipt of a stolen firearm
- Receipt or possession of a stolen vehicle
- Damage or destruction of property
- Computer crimes
Authorities can charge property crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, depending on the value of the property in question and the means the accused allegedly used to accomplish the crime. The court may also consider potential danger to human life to be an aggravating factor. Take burglary, for example. The severity of the crime and the sentence increases depending on the perceived danger to persons in the burglarized dwelling:
- Class 6 felony — Breaking and entering a dwelling during the day or night with the intent to commit a misdemeanor other than assault and battery or trespass
- Class 3 felony — Breaking and entering a dwelling at night with the intent to commit a felony
- Class 2 felony — Breaking and entering a dwelling with the intent to commit a misdemeanor or felony while armed with a deadly weapon
Our experienced defense attorneys thoroughly investigate your case to discover facts that are favorable to your defense, to argue vigorously for a favorable result.
Representing youthful offenders: from shoplifting to destruction of property
The Stallings Law Group provides a full range of juvenile court services in support of accused youthful offenders. We understand how peer pressure or a teen’s impulse to act out can lead to an arrest. We represent youths accused of common misdemeanor offenses, such as shoplifting, joyriding and graffiti vandalism, and work with you and the court to get the best possible result for your child.
Contact our defense attorneys for vigorous representation in Virginia Beach
Property crimes carry serious consequences. But you can trust the defense attorneys at The Stallings Law Group, P.C. to fight for Constitutional rights and vigorously pursue the results you need. Call 757-422-4700 to schedule a free 30 minute consultation or contact our office online.