Property Crimes Defense Lawyer in Honolulu
Critical Experience & Strong Work Ethic on Your Side
Property crimes can lead to criminal charges, ranging from misdemeanors to
felonies depending on the nature of the offense and the amount of damage caused.
If you have been accused of any type of property or theft crime, it is
strongly advised that you seek the services of a reputable criminal defense
lawyer as soon as possible. Ensure that your legal rights are protected
and that you have a qualified legal professional at your back throughout
all phases of the criminal justice process.
At Landsberg Law Office, we are well-versed in the laws pertaining to the
various types of property crimes established under Hawaii statute. Our
Honolulu property crimes defense attorney has 16 years of experience handling
such cases. Through a strong work ethic and dedication to thorough case
preparation and results, Attorney Landsberg has built a positive reputation
throughout the state. Our firm is known for its solid effort, legal ability,
and successful results both within the community and among local judges
Learn more about your legal position and how we can defend you in a free,
initial consultation. Contact us at (808) 468-7292.
What are Property Crimes in Hawaii?
Theft crimes is an umbrella term for various types of crimes against the
property of others. These crimes may involve theft or damage done to the
goods or property. It may also involve the intent to commit such a crime
through unlawful entry even though the crime is not fully realized.
Property crimes in Hawaii can include:
Shoplifting: Stealing items from a retailer that are valued less than $100 is a petty
misdemeanor; stealing items valued between $100 and $300 is a misdemeanor;
stealing items valued above $300 is a Class C felony
Theft: stealing something from another person in order to deprive them of it
is charged as above according to the value of the property or items taken;
stealing items or services valued above $20,000 or stealing a firearm
is charged as a Class B felony
Arson: intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly setting fire to another’s
property; maybe charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the extent
of damage caused and if any person was endangered by so doing
Burglary: intentionally entering or remaining in a building or home with the intent
to commit a crime against an individual or the property; generally charged
as a felony
Robbery: using force, threatening to use force, or recklessly causing bodily injury
while committing theft or the taking of a motor vehicle; generally charged
as a felony
Vandalism: damaging or defacing someone else’s property without their consent;
known as criminal property damage and charged by degrees based on the
value of damage done from a petty misdemeanor, misdemeanor, Class C, or
Class B felony
Trespassing: entering and remaining on another’s property when not invited, privileged,
or licensed to be there; charged as a violation or misdemeanor
Habitual property crime perpetrator: this label is applied if you have committed three prior misdemeanors or
felonies (or a combination thereof) of property crimes within the last
five years of a new offense; charged as a Class C felony
Why You Need Landsberg Law Office
Being convicted of a misdemeanor or felony charge can involve jail or prison
sentences of up to 20 years and fines of up to $50,000, depending on the
level of the charge, damage inflicted, whether a weapon was used, and
whether anyone suffered injury. Prior convictions can also play a part
in charges and sentencing.
When your freedom and future are at stake, it is imperative that you seek
the most effective defense possible. That is best achieved with the help
of a proven defender such as you will find at our firm. We know that you
have choices when it comes to your legal representation. Let us put our
extensive experience and proven results to work for you at this critical time.
Ready to get started? Contact us online or at (808) 468-7292 for the help
you need today.