Strong Defense of Grand Larceny and Other Property Crimes by a Fredericksburg, Virginia Attorney
Providing dependable representation for theft, burglary, trespassing and other criminal charges
Property crimes occur when someone steals, destroys or takes the property of another person without permission. Woodbridge, Coleman & Green, P.C. Attorneys at Law can help you if you’ve been charged with this type of crime.
Virginia law identifies many types of crimes against property. Among the most prevalent are:
- Grand larceny/theft
- Peti larceny
- Home invasion
- Dealing or trafficking in stolen property
Grand larceny involves stealing $5 or more from a person or stealing not from a person goods valued at $200 or more. Lower amounts are defined as peti larceny. Shoplifting is a form of larceny. Burglary occurs when a person breaks into or enters the dwelling of another person with intent to commit theft or any felony.
It is vital to have aggressive representation if you are charged with property crimes, because punishment can be harsh. Grand larceny can result in a sentence of one to 20 years in prison. However, a court or jury has the discretion to impose a jail sentence not exceeding 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500. Aggressive legal representation is crucial to seeking acquittal based on the facts of the case, the conduct of the police or other factors. If acquittal is not achieved, experienced legal counsel can argue on your behalf for limited jail time rather than a long prison sentence.
If you are arrested for theft/larceny or burglary in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area, including Caroline, Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George, Prince William, Fairfax, Culpeper, Westmoreland and Hanover counties, you need an experienced lawyer who understands the local court system and has tried many criminal cases.
At Woodbridge, Coleman & Green, P.C. Attorneys at Law we have decades of experience in criminal defense. Benjamin H. Woodbridge, Jr. is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for high ethical standards and professional ability. Tara-Beth Coleman previously served as assistant public defender for Fredericksburg, Virginia. Our attorneys spend the time necessary with every client to fully explain the charges they face and the status of their cases. We also defend clients charged with arson, trespass, buying or receiving stolen goods, and other property crimes.
Contact defense attorneys in Fredericksburg, Virginia if you are charged with grand larceny, burglary and other property crimes
At Woodbridge, Coleman & Green, P.C. Attorneys at Law we provide vigorous defense for those arrested for theft, trespass and other crimes against property. Our firm’s attorneys offer a free initial consultation for criminal cases. We are located near the courthouses in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Contact us online or call us at 540-369-3868. We serve clients throughout the city of Fredericksburg and Caroline, Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George, Prince William, Fairfax, Culpeper, Westmoreland and Hanover counties.