Theft/Property Crimes FAQ
What Are Theft Or Property Crimes?
In Massachusetts, property crimes involve allegations where somebody else’s property is stolen and/or damaged. Charges in this category include larceny, shoplifting, burglary, breaking and entering, trespass, among others.
What Defenses Do I Have?
There are many ways to fight against charges of theft or property crime. The best strategy will vary depending on the specific facts and circumstances of your case. Lack of specific intent, deficiency of the police investigation and constitutional right violations are some of the common defenses to these types of charges.
What Happens If I Am Found Guilty?
If you are convicted of certain property crimes, you face penalties ranging from the suspension of your driver’s license to high fines, incarceration, probation and restitution.