Property Crimes Defense
Property crimes, such as theft, burglary, and vandalism, are crimes that involve the taking or damaging of someone else’s property without their consent. These crimes can result in imprisonment, fines, and a criminal record in the state of Texas. If you have been accused of a property crime in Laredo, it is important to seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Several defenses may be available to individuals charged with property crimes in Laredo, Texas. One defense is that the individual did not intend to commit the crime. In some cases, an individual may be charged with a property crime even if they did not intend to take or damage someone else’s property. For example, an individual who accidentally takes an item from a store may be charged with shoplifting.
Another defense is that the individual had a claim of right to the property. This can occur if the individual believes that the property belonged to them or if they had permission to take or use the property.
It is also possible to defend against property crimes by challenging the legality of the arrest or search and seizure that led to the discovery of evidence. If law enforcement violated the individual’s Fourth Amendment rights during the arrest or search and seizure, the evidence obtained may be deemed inadmissible in court.
If you have been accused of a property crime in Laredo, TX, it is essential to seek the assistance of The Altgelt Law Firm. We can help you understand your legal options and develop a defense strategy to protect your rights and freedom. (956) 725-4400.