Williamsville's Criminal Theft Attorney

Theft Crimes

Theft crimes include crimes such as burglary, petit & grand larceny, embezzlement, fraud, robbery, identity theft and many others. These crimes all have one thing in common: a person that has knowingly, unlawfully stolen another person's property without their consent. Theft crimes can be violent and non-violent, with non-violent offenses usually receiving less severe sentences. Those who threaten with physical harm, or actually commit physical violence are expected to be sentenced to a much harsher punishment.
 
The value of items stolen is an important factor in penalties for theft crime convictions. The total value of items stolen will help determine whether the crime is a misdemeanor or a felony. Felonies can lead to a significantly longer prison sentence, very costly fines and compensation in cases where a civil lawsuit has been filed. Even lesser theft crimes, such as petit larceny, require an effective lawyer. New York State does not have expungements for any of these crimes, and they will remain on your record, if you are convicted.
If you have been charged with a theft crime, you should immediately speak with a criminal lawyer. Going through the legal process with a qualified professional to guide you and protect your rights will be a great advantage. Jeffrey P. Santoro has extensive knowledge of the different charges that are relevant to theft crimes. You need an attorney who understands that your case may be complicated, unique and require a personalized defense.
 
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Other sex offenses include what some people categorize as “victimless” crimes. These are seen as a crime without any direct victim, and they include prostitution, indecent exposure, and illegal possession of pornography. The penalties for these crimes can be just as severe as if a victim was involved. As with the other crimes, a conviction may lead to incarceration, fines, community service, and a conviction may also lead to you having to participate in a sexual offender treatment program or lifetime registration as a sexual offender. The public, as well as Federal and State law enforcement agencies are capable of accessing all such databases pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA).