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Defending Against Theft Crime Charges in Montgomery County

Being accused of theft can seriously damage a person's reputation, relationships, and future. If you have been accused of committing theft or intentionally depriving someone of his or her property, you must take the legal measures necessary to protect yourself. Our Dayton theft crime lawyers at L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC can provide you with the seasoned theft crime defense you need during this stressful time.

Call L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC today at (937) 685-7006 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our theft crime attorney in Dayton!

Common Types of Theft Crimes

The landscape of theft crimes is vast and encompasses a variety of offenses. Our skilled attorneys at L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, have a comprehensive understanding of the legal intricacies surrounding theft charges. Some common types of theft crimes include:

  • Shoplifting: Unauthorized possession or removal of merchandise from a retail establishment with the intent to deprive the owner of its value.
  • Burglary: Illegally entering a structure intending to commit a theft or another crime.
  • Robbery: Theft involving force, intimidation, or threat, usually targeting an individual.
  • Auto Theft: Unauthorized taking of someone else's vehicle with the intent to permanently or temporarily deprive the owner of its possession.
  • Embezzlement: Misappropriation of funds entrusted to someone for personal gain.
  • Identity Theft: Unlawful acquisition and use of another person's personal information for fraud.

Understanding the specific nature of the charges is crucial in developing an effective defense strategy. Our team at L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, is well-versed in handling many theft offenses, ensuring our clients receive tailored and proficient legal representation.

What are the Penalties for Theft Crimes in Ohio?

Ohio law outlines distinct penalties for theft crimes, depending on the severity of the offense and the value of the stolen property. Penalties may include fines, restitution, probation, and incarceration. The severity of theft charges is categorized as follows:

  • Misdemeanor Theft: Involves stolen property valued at less than $1,000 and is punishable by fines and potential jail time.
  • Felony Theft: Involves stolen property valued at $1,000 or more and can result in substantial fines, extended probation, and imprisonment.
  • Aggravated Theft: Involves specific circumstances that elevate the offense to a higher degree, such as theft from an elderly person or a firearm used to commit the crime.

Understanding the potential consequences is crucial when facing theft crime charges. Our attorneys at L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, are adept at navigating the nuances of Ohio theft laws and will work diligently to minimize the impact of charges on our clients' lives.

Defenses Against Theft Crime Charges

Mounting a solid defense against theft crimes requires meticulously examining the case's facts and circumstances. Our legal team at L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, employs various defense strategies tailored to the specifics of each case.Some common defenses against theft crime charges include:

  • Lack of Intent: Demonstrating that there was no intent to deprive the owner of the property permanently can be a compelling defense.
  • Mistaken Identity: Challenging the identity of the accused as the perpetrator of the theft.
  • Duress or Coercion: Providing evidence that the accused committed the theft under threat or coercion may be a viable defense.
  • Insufficient Evidence: Contesting the prosecution's evidence to create reasonable doubt regarding the accused's guilt.
  • Consent: Establishing that the accused had the owner's permission to possess or use the property in question.

Why Hire Us?

Our Dayton theft crime attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience handling various cases. We aim to obtain the most positive case result when approaching theft cases. We may be able to reduce the charges being made against you or perhaps have the charges dropped altogether. Because each criminal case is different and challenging, we will create a personalized strategy tailored to your needs.

Our reputable Dayton theft crime lawyers are proud of the following:

  • We are led by one of the 24 Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists in Ohio
  • We have been honored with inclusion among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • We have successfully handled thousands of cases

Contact Our Dayton Theft Crime Attorney Today

Facing theft crime charges can be a daunting experience, but with the legal expertise of L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, you can navigate the complexities of the legal system with confidence. Our seasoned attorneys are committed to providing strategic and effective defense, protecting your rights and interests. If you or someone you know is facing theft crime charges in Dayton, Ohio, contact us today for a confidential consultation. Trust in our experience to safeguard your future.

Contact L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC today to schedule a meeting with our theft crime lawyer in Dayton!

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At L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "I had a very difficult case that took longer than usual but they never gave up on it."

    Extremely pleased with L. Patrick Mulligan and Associates. They helped me through every step of the process and worked hard for me. I had a very difficult case that took longer than usual but they never gave up on it. Thank you!

    - Megan
    "Patrick and his team are the only choice!"
    My husband was forced to defend himself at our home but that put him in jail. I first went with another lawyer, Mike Mills, who took my money and that was it. Feeling hopeless, I contacted Patrick’s team and they didn’t disappoint. Within 3 hours, Patrick was at jail speaking with my husband and a few days later, Patrick had him home. When you call the office, everyone helps you. You are not just another case to them; I know and experienced it. They are a team you want to be on your family’s side! Thank you Patrick and Laura and team - you are the best, thank you!
    - Jackson
    "When he walks in, all the fear melts away and he comes out swinging."
    My family and I have used Patrick for different cases. A child custody as well as DUI. Initially you may feel scared and want to keep calling but in the end he has always proven that he is the best of the best. When he walks in, all the fear melts away and he comes out swinging. He knows what he's doing. Child custody WON! DUI best possible outcome! I wouldn't hire anyone but him. I highly recommend! Thanks Mr. Mulligan and staff!

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    I want to personally thank you, Patrick and everyone else who did an amazing job on my cases. I've unfortunately dealt with a lot of attorney's over the years and you guys were the first one's I've ever trusted or felt that you really did what you said you were going to do!! Myself and my family couldn't thank you enough. You helped me with a life changing situation and I'm a better father and son with your help and support.
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    Patrick Mulligan took on my case in May 1996 not knowing how things would go. My case being his first Big case. He saved my life. I have still to this day will always remember and be Thankful to him for trusting and believing in me. I was a mother of a daughter 19 months old who as killed by my boyfriend at the time. The state tried to prove me for child endangering and wanting me to serve 18 months in prison. Parick didnt know until that point what he had gotten into . Patrick did everything he could to prove I was a good mother. It was almost a year after my daughters life was taken. We went to trail and I stood on the stand with all my friends and Dr.'s. Patrick worked so hard for me and we won and here I am 15 years later . I found his web site and had to tell my story. Anyone who needs his help he will work as hard as he can for anyone he believs in. I'm so gald to see he is still in Cinti helping people. Thank you Patrick. I will talk to you soon.
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