Being charged with any type of theft crime can be scary, especially when you are not sure who to turn to. Security guards and law enforcement may put pressure on you to answer questions or plead guilty, with promises of release or cutting a deal. It is essential that you remain silent and ask to speak with a Gillette criminal defense attorney. At Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., we are known for fighting for our clients' rights and acting as strong legal advocates, regardless of the theft charges they face.
Our legal team understands how high the stakes are when you have been arrested for a theft crime in Campbell County. We work hard to gather all existing evidence and build an effective defense strategy on your behalf. The sooner you retain our services, the sooner we can get to work on developing a plan.
Whether you are facing a felony or misdemeanor theft charge, you could be facing severe penalties if you are convicted. The consequences for a theft crime charge can range from a small fee and a short time in jail to incarceration in state prison and a permanent felony offense on your record. You can count on our Gillette theft crime attorney to fight for your future and freedom.
Hiring the right firm could mean the difference between a conviction and the dismissal or reduction of your charges. Our familiarity with the local judges, courts, and justice system paired with our dedication to preparation can only benefit your case.
If you or a loved one has been charged with theft, contact our Gillette criminal lawyer today to review your case. Call us now at (307) 257-7800 to schedule a free consultation.
Upon an arrest, a police officer will read your Miranda warning (commonly known as Miranda rights). Your Miranda rights include the right to remain silent to avoid self-incrimination and your right to legal counsel. If you have been arrested or investigated without being offered your Miranda rights, your statements may be deemed inadmissible in a court or criminal trial.
Though specific events can differ on a case-by-case basis, there are certain things that you can expect immediately following an arrest. If you are arrested, an officer may handcuff you and take you to Central Booking where you will go through initial processing. After, you will be processed for arraignment (essentially your first appearance before a judge).
The arraignment hearing is where you will be read your official charges, if a plea offer has been made by the District Attorney or judge, and in some instances, a bail amount will be made. You will have the opportunity to plead “guilty” or “not guilty” at this time. If you prefer, you can accept a plea deal made by the prosecution.
Even if you think that the case against you is too incriminating, do not make the mistake of thinking that you do not have options available to you. Working with a criminal defense attorney who has trial experience and criminal law knowledge can only improve your chances of securing a reduction in charges, or in some cases, acquittal or complete dismissal.
Results can never be guaranteed, but we can promise the following: