Law Office of Laura Shaver works hard to defend those who have been accused of theft crimes. She is experienced in defending against all types of criminal charges in both state and federal courts. Laura works with her clients to develop a defense strategy in order to reduce the likelihood of any possible punishments. She works with prosecutors to get her clients’ charges dropped or reduced. When that doesn’t work, she presents a solid defense at trial.
There are a wide variety of criminal charges associated with theft. These charges vary by where the property was taken, how it was acquired, the value of the property and whether violence was involved. Theft is the taking of property. Depending on the value of the property, it may be considered petty theft or grand theft and may be a misdemeanor or a felony. This type of charge is usually associated with crimes like shoplifting. A charge of burglary is common in cases where someone is accused of breaking into a home or business. Each state’s laws are different and your Everett defense attorney will help you understand the charges against you.
Charges often become more serious when they are accompanied by an accusation of violence. Crimes where property is taken directly from a person usually result in a charge of robbery. She helps clients build a defense against all types of theft charges.
Those who have been charged with theft crimes in Washington should not give up hope. Laura will challenge every possible piece of evidence to avoid having it admitted to trial. She will oppose all possible motions by the prosecution and work to discredit witnesses who are called to testify against you. She will challenge police procedure if your rights were violated during the investigation or your arrest. When possible, she will present evidence proving your alibi and showing that you did not commit the crime. When necessary, she will work with forensic experts to help discredit the prosecution’s case.
Defendants in theft cases often face the prospect of serious criminal punishment. They may be forced to pay restitution to the person they are accused of stealing from. Theft crimes often come with the threat of jail time or prison sentences. In cases where she cannot establish innocence, she has been able to get charges and penalties reduced to probation.
Law Office of Laura Shaver provides experienced and skilled defense to those accused of theft crimes such as robbery, burglary, embezzlement and carjacking. Call 425-595-6130 or contact her online to schedule a consultation at my Everett office.