Property Crimes Defense Lawyer in Honolulu
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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 and prosecutors.
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.