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Property crimes occur every single day in large cities at a substantially higher rate than statewide averages. Additionally, prosecutors come down hard on those accused of property crimes based in part of this fact. When charged with a felony or misdemeanor charge involving theft or damage to property, you are facing a wide variety of serious consequences, which are affected by the type of property crime and your criminal record.
The first step to help your criminal property charges in Oklahoma is to hire an experienced Oklahoma criminal defense attorney. CANNON & ASSOCIATES is dedicated to Fierce Advocacy for those facing property crime prosecution. Once you have hired an Oklahoma Criminal Defense Attorney, you can begin to build your defense and tell your story.
Property crimes in Oklahoma, as in other states, involve the destruction of/damage to an object belonging to another person, or the wrongful taking of an object/property belonging to someone else. The list of property crimes in Oklahoma, include, but is not limited to the following:
- Grand Theft Auto
- Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
Robbery is generally characterized as a violent crime. Police make millions of arrests every year in the United States. In 2010, over 13 million people were arrested in the United States, only 500,000 of these arrests involved violent crime, which means the vast majority of arrests are property crime related, not violent.
Motor Vehicle Theft; there are multiple types of motor vehicle theft, some of which are considered property crimes, such as unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, and joyriding. However, there are also fraudulent forms of vehicle theft and violent crime, such as vehicle theft commonly referred to as “carjacking.” Each of these crimes require a specific set of elements and facts to constitute an offense, for which you can be convicted.
Theft crimes; there are a multitude of crimes involving theft. Some theft crimes are violent, such as robbery and first degree burglary; however, the majority are non-violent, such as: grand larceny, possession of stolen property, tax fraud (stealing from the government), embezzlement (federal and or state crime based on amount and involvement of banking system), business fraud, credit fraud, simply burglary, and petit larceny.
Know Your Options, If Charged With Property Crimes In Oklahoma
It is important to know your rights and retain an Oklahoma criminal defense attorney with experience defending property crimes as soon as possible. Your life and freedom are on the line and you need a defense. You are facing substantial penalties, if convicted of a property felony. In addition to your freedom and reputation being on the line, a felony conviction will deprive you of civil rights – owning or being in the presence of a firearm, voting, holding office, employment/housing, and cause difficulty in obtaining a loan or mortgage, and other penalties.
In the end, there are two main approaches to defending a property crime in Oklahoma: an innocence defense or admission of the act, but defense of the reason you did the specific crime. An innocence defense primarily consists of developing your story and identifying alibis to your location and conduct, if they exist, and attacking the credibility of all eyewitness identification and law enforcement investigation. In a case where you cannot contest you committed the act, there are several legal and factual defenses available to you: protecting yourself by self-defense, defense of another, which removes your culpability; accident or mistake of fact, i.e. accidental discharge of a firearm shooting someone; mental capacity defenses, such as insanity, lack of the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, or lack of mental capacity; inability to form the requisite intent due to intoxication; and a number of other mitigating and extenuating circumstances.
CANNON & ASSOCIATES has reached successful outcomes, including the dismissal or reduction of charges, and negotiated agreements, including: probation, reasonable restitution, and diversion programs. In white collar property cases, CANNON & ASSOCIATES has successfully defended clients through zealous advocacy, detailed independent investigation, holding witnesses’ credibility under a microscope, and ensuring client’s rights are protected under the law. You need a Fierce Advocate to defend your life and freedom, if you have been accused of or believe you are about to be accused or charged with a property crime in Oklahoma.
Our firm will do everything possible to defend your freedom and your future. As a former prosecutor, John knows being charged with a crime does not mean you are guilty. You have the right to the presumption of innocence and representation by the best criminal defense attorney you can find. When facing criminal charges in Oklahoma; threating your future, finances, and freedom, contact CANNON & ASSOCIATES in Oklahoma City for your defense.
Our firm I will investigate the allegations; examine law enforcement conduct; interview all potential witnesses; examine credibility issues with your accusers; identify all potential defenses; and identify every weakness in the prosecution’s case.
John has been recognized as a Top 40 under 40 in Criminal Defense by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Additionally, he has an outstanding record of reaching the best possible outcome for hundreds of clients accused of the wide variety of criminal charges, as evidenced by receiving the highest possible AVVO rating – 10 (superb). Contact CANNON & ASSOCIATES today for a free confidential consultation.