Property Crime Lawyer

Property crimes encompass a broad array of offenses, including theft of another person’s physical property or money to vandalism and arson. In an effort to deter such actions, prosecutors are often extremely aggressive in the way they treat those accused of crimes against property. Unfortunately, this often results in false accusations, infringements on the basic freedoms of those accused of such crimes, and harsh punishments for those convicted.

If you are being investigated in connection with a property crime in Texas, or if you have been arrested, Jeff King can ensure your legal rights are protected. When facing such life-changing charges, you want a criminal defense lawyer who has dedicated his career to providing aggressive advocacy, and who will make every effort to have charges reduced or dropped entirely.

Types of Property Crimes

A typical property crime definition, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports, is characterized by the taking of property without the use of physical force or threats. In reality, many of today’s crimes against property entail some use of violence, stealth or fraudulence. The most general definition of property crime is the illegal activity involving the theft or destruction of property, including money, automobiles, jewelry, household valuables, or other assets, regardless if violence or threats are employed.

A 2014 Texas crime analysis shows a steady decline in property crimes across the state. Larceny-theft, burglary and motor vehicle theft accounted for the majority of all property crime offenses, of which more than 804,555 were reported to law enforcement.

Attorney Jeffery King is well-versed in the complexities and nuances of Texas property statutes and will fight allegations with a well-crafted defense. Jeff King defends clients facing property crime charges such as:

Not all property crime lawyers are created equal. Attorney Jeff King knows how to protect clients against wrongful convictions, and understands the techniques and strategies commonly used by prosecutors to get a conviction. The earlier you retain a knowledgeable lawyer like Jeff King, the greater your chances are of securing a favorable result.

Criminal Defense Lawyer For Theft Charges

Jeffery King practices in state and federal courts throughout Texas and his Law Office has the resources and expertise to defend a wide range of violent and non-violent property crimes.

The penalties for a property crime conviction will hinge on numerous factors, such as use of violence, previous arrests and convictions, and the value of the property destroyed or stolen.

Theft convictions may lead to misdemeanor or felony charges, which can take a serious toll on your career, professional licensing, and future employment opportunities. In Texas, it is often the dollar value of the stolen or damaged property that is the deciding factor in the prosecutor’s decision to charge a suspect with a felony or a misdemeanor.

Jeff King works swiftly and diligently to protect his clients’ basic freedoms, while minimizing future impact of a theft or property crime arrest.

“Competent and Compassionate”

I found Jeff to be a competent and compassionate advocate. As a client, he was the “voice” that I needed him to be to achieve a good result. He allowed me to communicate my needs to him and then diligently went to work to attain them. I would recommend him without hesitation.

“I was given a fair and positive outcome.”

With the type circumstance I had, it was not a hard case nor one that required a court visit or in front of a Judge but it did take some research and many hours of information gathering. I was given to the point, fair and accurate information by Jeffery King and he stuck with me through the whole ordeal. This was not only vital but very personable and I appreciated that to the fullest. I felt comfortable and positive through the entire situation and was given a fair and positive outcome. I thank Jeff King and his other staff that were involved for all they did.

“Prepared, Aggressive & Passionate about the Defense”

As the father of a recent active duty Air Force client of Mr. King’s, and being intimately involved day to day with the case, I can say without hesitation nor mental reservation, Jeff King is a consummate professional. Jeff was not only prepared, aggressive, and passionate about the defense, he also made the time to explain in detail every facet of the trial as it progressed. Having an attorney of Jeff’s caliber in our corner bestowed a feeling of confidence to our family, which was a critical factor in our ability to manage the stressfulness inherent to such serious allegations. Jeff prepared the entire family for every scenario, good and bad, and for that we are forever grateful. Upon receipt of the not guilty verdict and celebrating the obvious joy we felt that this “created adventure” had now come to an end, also came the realization that not only had he won this case, and with it our son’s continued freedom and innocence, but we had made a friend of the highest regard. Our family cannot thank Mr. King enough for his excellent representation on behalf of our son, but also for the lofty amount of integrity and humility demonstrated during the most trying time of our lives. Much respect and Semper Fi.

“Jeff is the best!”

I thought my life was over when I was accused of a horrible crime at a general court-martial. From the moment I met Jeff, he instilled confidence in my case and showed a real enthusiasm for what he does. Be warned: Jeff will put you to work! He prepares for battle and expects you to contribute. He is confident in court and I enjoyed watching the jury respond to him. In the end, I was found NOT GUILTY to all charges! I am so grateful that I hired Jeff to defend me.

“Jeff sets the standard.”

Jeff was amazing! He handled my case through the end of the Article 32 hearing, and set the basis for my acquittal. If it had been any other IO than the one it was, I am certain it would have been dismissed right then, as all the objections he made in the Article 32 were later upheld by the Military Judge, and they been upheld at the Article 32 hearing, it would have been dismissed on the spot. His knowledge, and preparation made all the difference in my case, and his relentless pursuit of the truth showed through. He will always be my first recommendation to anyone who needs legal help.

Fighting Property Crime Charges in Texas

All possible defense strategies are explored, from false identification to unlawful search and seizure. During his 15 years as a leading criminal defense attorney in Texas, Jeff King has successfully defended clients in complex property crime cases, getting felony offenses reduced to lesser charges, and reaching deals to avoid trial and criminal prosecution.

Keep in mind that early investigations of property crimes are very important, as prosecutors frequently employ aggressive tactics to elicit incriminating information from suspects. If you are facing theft or other property crime charges, Jeff King can outline your legal options in terms you can understand, empowering you to take control of your case. Whether you’re being investigated for embezzlement, theft or armed robbery, put your trust in criminal defense attorney Jeff King.

For a private consultation, call the offices of Jeff King today.

Additional Property Crime Defense Resources

  1. FBI, Property Crime
  2. Texas Government, Texas Crime Analysis 2014
  3. Legal, Property Crime Definition Property Crime Law and Legal Definition
  4. Bureau of Justice Statistics, Property Crime

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