Being arrested for a theft crime is a devastating experience. You probably feel embarrassed and just want to make the charges go away. While accepting a plea agreement may seem like the quickest way to get past this, you could end up with the stigma of a criminal conviction.
At the law firm of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C., our lawyers defend people charged with theft and other criminal offenses in Wisconsin. Our goal is to protect you not only against short-term consequences such as jail time, but also against the long-term consequences that could come from having a criminal record. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We have offices in Appleton and Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Protecting Your Future
No one would want to have a theft conviction on his or her criminal record. Employers, graduate schools, professional licensing agencies, lenders and others routinely conduct criminal background checks on applicants. Anyone who finds out that you were convicted of a theft crime could treat you differently as a result.
Our lawyers defend people accused of all types of theft crimes, including:
- Petty theft
- Grand theft
- Credit card theft
- Auto theft
Even if you think you are guilty of the crime, you may have defenses. For example, you may have thought the property belonged to you. The alleged victim may only be interested in getting his or her money or property back. If police collected evidence through an illegal search, it may be suppressed. If this is your first offense, the state may be willing to drop the charges if you complete probation.
Contact Our Appleton Theft Charges Lawyers
Take the first step to protect your future: Call 920-831-0300 or complete our simple contact form. Our criminal defense attorneys will evaluate your case, explain your options and work to secure the best possible outcome.
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