I Am Ready To Defend Your Rights And Fight Back Against Theft-Related Charges
Criminal charges like theft or burglary cannot be ignored or not treated lightly. A conviction could seriously damage your life and future opportunities, not to mention your freedom. I am attorney Frederick D. Kelly, and I am ready to advocate for you even under the most challenging circumstances.
In more than 30 years, I have represented individuals facing a variety of criminal accusations, including all manner of theft and property crimes. I know that your present charges could prevent you from moving forward. A theft conviction can affect job opportunities, credit, eligibility for college financial aid and other aspects of your life. If you are a non-citizen, your immigration status in this country could be in jeopardy. That’s why you have my commitment to work tirelessly for you and represent your best interests.
Building A Solid Defense To Fight Severe Charges
Under Texas law, robbery and burglary are felony crimes with the possibility of prison. Most thefts are misdemeanors, but it becomes a felony if the value of the stolen property is $2,500 or more. Aggravating factors such as causing bodily injury, using a deadly weapon or threatening bodily harm can turn any theft charge into a violent crime felony. Prior convictions also raise the stakes, increasing the fines, jail time and other punishments.
The The Kelly Law Firm can defend you against any and all accusations, including:
- Misdemeanor theft — Shoplifting, pickpocket, stealing a phone or laptop
- Felony theft — Auto theft, embezzlement, theft of guns or controlled substances
- Fraud – Identity theft, credit card theft, insurance fraud, forgery, bad checks
- Burglary – Entering a home, business or vehicle to steal valuables
- Robbery – Armed robbery, strong-arm robbery, stealing from a cash register
- Property crimes – Vandalism, criminal mischief, arson
Contesting The Charges And Minimizing The Consequences
Criminal law is complex, but I have the experience and dedication to stand up for you and represent you before law enforcement. When I learn all about your case, I will be straightforward about your options. I will not give you false hopes but actionable solutions to defend your rights and freedom.
I can advise you about available and applicable resources such as deferred prosecution to keep a theft conviction off your record. I can also negotiate a plea bargain to avoid a felony record or mitigate the punishment. Sometimes we can arrange for restitution to pay for damages caused to an individual in exchange for dropping or reducing the chares. You could also be a candidate for a pretrial diversion program, which consists of a period of probation.
You have a right to make your case and fight back, including going to trial to contest the charges. Let me help you weigh the options and guide you through the legal process.