Hartford Property Crime Lawyer
The Dorman Law Firm, LLC specializes in criminal defense for felony & misdemeanor crimes in Connecticut. If you’ve been charged with a serious property crime, the laws in Connecticut are especially tough and you will need an aggressive lawyer on your side.
Arrested In Connecticut with a Criminal Charge?
If you’ve been arrested and charged with a serious criminal charge in Connecticut, it is imperative that you contact a criminal defense lawyer right away. You have the right to remain silent and do not have to answer questions from police or interrogators. You also have the constitutional right to obtain an attorney if you’ve been accused of a crime. It is vital that you protect yourself from incrimination immediately upon arrest. In many cases police may try to mislead or confuse you in order to get you to speak about or admit to a crime. This sworn testimony given in the heat of the moment may be misunderstood or taken out of context and used later in a trial to convict you of a crime. This is why it is in your absolute best interest to contact a criminal defense lawyer right away.
The state of Connecticut will have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are in fact guilty of a crime. The burden is on the prosecutor and the state. From the evidence gathering, to the arrest, to the interrogation, to the trial, there is a plenty of room for error that our law firm can use to get your charges dropped or reduced. Perhaps your civil rights were violated during the arrest, or evidence was tampered with or a witness was not reliable. Your Defense Attorney or a member of our Criminal Defense team will thoroughly review every aspect of your case and are prepared to explore all available possibilities for your legal defense.
Property Crime Charges in Connecticut
If you’ve been charged with a property crime, crimes against the property of others in Connecticut, contact the Dorman Law Firm, LLC. Our law firm deals with property crimes such as burglary, robbery, larceny, and vandalism. Property crimes are taken very seriously in Connecticut, with some of the most strict laws in the nation governing these particular offenses. Depending on the seriousness of the crime, you could be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. Having a felony on your record means you will have a criminal record which can affect many different parts of your life including where you live, your job, your children, voting rights, gun rights, and more.
A charge as simple as larceny, which under Connecticut state law is simply “the intent to deprive another of property or to wrongfully take, obtain or withhold such property from an owner”, can have very serious consequences.
In Connecticut, Larceny penalties depend on the value of the items that were involved. For example, first degree larceny, which involves property valued at $10,000 or more, can hold consequences of up to 20 years in prison and fines up to $15,000.