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Theft Defense Lawyer

 

Theft crimes, including Embezzlement and Shoplifting and Fraud crimes are very serious accusations that can result in stiff penalties. Beyond the possible punishment of jail/prison time and probation, you may face fines, fees and other monetary restitution. A theft conviction can impact your personal life and job prospects for the rest of your life. You should never make statements to police or answer any questions about a theft crime without an experienced Theft Defense Lawyer at your side. Anything you say can be used against you – even statements of your innocence.

Experienced Fraud Lawyer

 

Fraud is most often described as the intentional deception made for personal gain or to willfully damage another individual. The state of Virginia is no stranger to this dubious practice and has enacted many laws to help protect against the many variations of fraud.
Fraud charges are not something you can or want to face alone. You need a veteran criminal defense lawyer by your side to help fight for your freedom from these allegations and charges. The Law Office of Robert L. Lichtenstein can help.
Depending on the type of fraud charges you may be facing, Virginia can impose penalties ranging from the mundane to severe. If convicted, these penalties can include significant fines and jail or prison sentences. Don’t get pushed around in the arena of law. Call Today!

Shoplifting Lawyer

 

While it may seem like a victimless crime, shoplifting is a taken very seriously in state of Virginia. Something as simple as eating some food in the grocery store and hiding the wrapper is enough to have you arrested before you even leave the store. Other situations of shoplifting can include taking an item from a shop without paying, writing a phony check, or even switching price tags. Incredibly even hiding an object with the intent to steal it at a later time can cause you to be brought up on charges of shoplifting. If you are under investigation for, or, have been arrested for stealing you need to contact an experienced Shoplifting Lawyer as soon as possible for your best chance at a good defense.

Embezzlement Lawyers

 

To secure a conviction for the felony offense of Embezzlement in Virginia, the government must prove that: (1) the defendant wrongfully and fraudulently converted, used, concealed or disposed of the property of another with the intent to permanently deprive the rightful owner of the use thereof, (2) the property had been entrusted by someone else to the defendant by virtue of the defendant’s employment, office or position, and (3) the value of the property was $200 or more.
If the value of the property is less than $200, the defendant can be convicted of Embezzlement as a misdemeanor.
There is no Embezzlement when property is taken under a bona fide claim of right; that is, when the person appropriating the property has a good faith belief as to some right to the property.
“Conversion” is defined as the “unauthorized and wrongful exercise of dominion and control over another’s personal property, to the exclusion of or inconsistent with the rights of the owner.  The appropriation can be either for the use of the person charged with Embezzlement or for the use of another.

 


An Experienced Larceny Lawyer Can Help You

 

If you try and face a theft charge without an attorney or with a public defender representing you, you will not get the best results. Because a theft conviction can prevent you from getting a job, renting a home, and cause lifelong negative consequences, it’s important to vigorously fight these charges. Theft charges are nothing to take lightly. Let the Law Office of Robert L. Lichtenstein fight this battle for you. We will push for charges to be dropped, or negotiated to a lesser charge. And if it’s in your best interest to take your case to trial, we have an excellent track record of success persuading jurors to vote ‘not guilty.’

 

Any Larceny Arrest Is Serious 

 

As an experienced criminal defense attorney with over twenty-five years of experience, I can handle any theft accusation case, no matter how minor or significant – and any theft arrest or investigation should be taken seriously. The police will not advocate for you and are not authorized to offer you a reduced sentence for confessing – but they may imply that they can. Public defenders have large caseloads and will not have much time to devote to your case. But when you choose the Law Office of Robert L. Lichtenstein to represent you, we devote all our knowledge and skills to securing the best possible outcome for your case, no matter the charges you face. If you have a criminal record already, another conviction is the last thing you need. And if you have a clean record, you don’t want a conviction to ruin your future prospects.

 

Common Theft or Fraud Charges

 

Here is a quick list of some common Theft and Fraud crimes in Virginia that we represent clients for. If you have been accused of one of these crimes or of any other theft related crime, read on and give us a call for your free consultation.
  • Shoplifting
  • Possession Of Stolen Property
  • Burglary
  • Check Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Vehicle Theft
  • Larceny (Petty and/or Grand)

 

Larceny Lawyer

 

What is Larceny?

Larceny means:

  • Taking and “carrying away” of property belonging to someone else;
  • Without the true owner’s consent; and,
  • The intent is not to “borrow,” but rather to “permanently deprive” the owner of possession.

The statutes from The Code of Virginia dealing with larceny include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • 2-95
  • 2-96

The larceny charge may include the main Code section (likely one of the two listed above), as well as another notation, such as:

  • “Petit Larceny <$5 From a Person (pick pocket)
  • “Petit Larceny“<200 Not from a Person
  • “Grand Larceny” $5+ From a Person
  • “Grand Larceny” $200+ Not from a Person
  • “Grand Larceny” Auto Theft

The crime of petit larceny refers to instances involving:

  • property valued at less than $200 and not taken from a person; or
  • property valued at less than $5 and taken from a person.

The crime of grand larceny refers to instances involving:

  • property valued at $200 or more, and not taken from a person; or
  • property valued at $5 or more, and taken from a person.

If the charge is grand larceny, then it is considered a felony..


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Robert L. Lichtenstein, Esquire

222 North Main Street, Suite 300

Post Office Box 1447

Hopewell, Virginia 23860

(804) 452-5424

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Best Lawyer

Thanks a lot for all you have done. I really appreciated it all. Y'all are the best.

T. Kruger

5.0
2016-07-12T09:54:16+00:00

T. Kruger

Thanks a lot for all you have done. I really appreciated it all. Y'all are the best.

The Best!

I had enough to worry about before my military deployment and thank you so much for getting my ticket taken care of without my appearance. I was worried that I was going to have to drive up from NC, but you took care of it without my appearance and helped alleviate some of my worries. If I need anyone in the future, I know where to go.

G. Rodriguez

5.0
2015-07-15T17:14:07+00:00

G. Rodriguez

I had enough to worry about before my military deployment and thank you so much for getting my ticket taken care of without my appearance. I was worried that I was going to have to drive up from NC, but you took care of it without my appearance and helped alleviate some of my worries. If I need anyone in the future, I know where to go.

Kept My CDL

As a truck driver with a CDL, I chose Robert LIchtenstein because he valued my CDL as much as I did. He went to bat for me and not only did he exceed my expectations, but he gained a client for life. Thank you so much!

A. Gilliam

5.0
2015-07-15T17:13:08+00:00

A. Gilliam

As a truck driver with a CDL, I chose Robert LIchtenstein because he valued my CDL as much as I did. He went to bat for me and not only did he exceed my expectations, but he gained a client for life. Thank you so much!

The Best.

A. Church

5.0
2016-07-08T10:49:14+00:00

A. Church

Wonderful Experience

You guys were great! Not only did you get my ticket taken care of wonderfully, you treated me like a life long friend and not just a client or a number. Thank you again!

C. Scroggins

5.0
2015-07-15T17:15:09+00:00

C. Scroggins

You guys were great! Not only did you get my ticket taken care of wonderfully, you treated me like a life long friend and not just a client or a number. Thank you again!

Couldn’t Be Happier

Living in New Hampshire I was nervous about finding an attorney in Virginia. I attempted to contact several attorneys before talking to Chris in this office. He took time with me and reminded me of my grandson. After speaking with this office, my nervousness and fears were diminished and Robert got my traffic matter handled without my appearance. I am very appreciative. When you call ask for Chris, he was great with me. Blessings to your firm from New Hampshire.

W. Royster

5.0
2015-07-15T17:11:44+00:00

W. Royster

Living in New Hampshire I was nervous about finding an attorney in Virginia. I attempted to contact several attorneys before talking to Chris in this office. He took time with me and reminded me of my grandson. After speaking with this office, my nervousness and fears were diminished and Robert got my traffic matter handled without my appearance. I am very appreciative. When you call ask for Chris, he was great with me. Blessings to your firm from New Hampshire.

Works Hard

Great attorney. He will work hard for you.

S. Readmond

5.0
2016-07-08T10:44:13+00:00

S. Readmond

Great attorney. He will work hard for you.

Thanks

Thanks for freeing my dad!!!

- Chelsea

5.0
2016-07-12T09:55:11+00:00

- Chelsea

Thanks for freeing my dad!!!

Great Lawyer

Robert is a great lawyer. He listens and more importantly understands your unique situation which enables him to provide the best legal assistance for your particular need. Thanks again Robert. What a Great service you provided me.

M. Taggart

5.0
2016-07-08T10:43:09+00:00

M. Taggart

Robert is a great lawyer. He listens and more importantly understands your unique situation which enables him to provide the best legal assistance for your particular need. Thanks again Robert. What a Great service you provided me.

Great Job!

W. Crusan

5.0
2016-07-08T10:49:45+00:00

W. Crusan

Thanks.

C. Smith

5.0
2016-07-08T10:48:31+00:00

C. Smith

Great Character

Thank you! I appreciate everything you did for me.

J. Freeman

5.0
2016-07-08T10:45:33+00:00

J. Freeman

Thank you! I appreciate everything you did for me.

Honored

We are honored to have your represent our son!

A. Conover

5.0
2015-08-04T13:39:01+00:00

A. Conover

We are honored to have your represent our son!

Awesome Customer Service

Awesome customer service... I live out of state and this office treated me like family. They were up front , honest and helped me understand the situation with my tickets and spoke on my behalf when contacting the courthouse. I was trying to deal with things last minute and could've been taken advantage of due to not understanding VA law or court process yet I was given honest council and advice .

R. Clark

5.0
2016-07-05T13:24:28+00:00

R. Clark

Awesome customer service... I live out of state and this office treated me like family. They were up front , honest and helped me understand the situation with my tickets and spoke on my behalf when contacting the courthouse. I was trying to deal with things last minute and could've been taken advantage of due to not understanding VA law or court process yet I was given honest council and advice .

My Future

Thank you so much for your assistance with this matter. Most importantly thank you for caring about my future. Without your representation I woul dnever have received such a favorable result.  Your representation was excellent.

E. Daugherty

5.0
2015-08-05T14:15:55+00:00

E. Daugherty

Thank you so much for your assistance with this matter. Most importantly thank you for caring about my future. Without your representation I woul dnever have received such a favorable result.  Your representation was excellent.

Great Result!

"Great Result and all I had to do was get you a copy of my driving record! Thank you."

T. Barncroft

5.0
2015-07-15T17:07:54+00:00

T. Barncroft

"Great Result and all I had to do was get you a copy of my driving record! Thank you."

Gracious!

My family, friends, and I thank you for your outstanding legal service!

A. Lichtman

5.0
2016-07-08T10:47:50+00:00

A. Lichtman

My family, friends, and I thank you for your outstanding legal service!

Thank you so much!

We really appreciate everything that you did for our child.  We couldn't have asked for anything more.

C. Daughtery

5.0
2015-08-04T13:37:53+00:00

C. Daughtery

We really appreciate everything that you did for our child.  We couldn't have asked for anything more.

Vindication

I was ticketed for an accident that I didn't even cause. My insurance company paid for the other vehicle, but I was given a ticket to appear in court. I had never been in trouble before, and I was extremely nervous.  Robert appeared in court with me and I was finally able to get vindication, as the accident was not my fault. Thank you so much.

S. Pegram

5.0
2015-07-15T17:24:32+00:00

S. Pegram

I was ticketed for an accident that I didn't even cause.

Very Professional

Mr. Lichtenstein is very professional with his client, he keeps contact with you and best of all he WINS your case! If I ever need him again (Praying I wont) I will call on him, and recommend him to others!

S. Trexler

5.0
2015-07-15T17:21:09+00:00

S. Trexler

Mr. Lichtenstein is very professional with his client, he keeps contact with you and best of all he WINS your case! If I ever need him again (Praying I wont) I will call on him, and recommend him to others!

5 Stars!

M. Jennings

5.0
2016-07-08T10:46:24+00:00

M. Jennings

My Attorney for Life

I have a lead foot and I found myself with a ticket and facing unknown fines and costs. Robert went to court with me and saved me money and headaches... Thank you Lich

C. Pegram

5.0
2015-07-15T17:17:27+00:00

C. Pegram

I have a lead foot and I found myself with a ticket and facing unknown fines and costs. Robert went to court with me and saved me money and headaches... Thank you Lich
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