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Theft Attorneys Provide Outstanding Criminal Defense

Ernst & Associates theft lawyer serving West Chester, Mason and Lebanon in Ohio

Attorneys at Ernst & Associates have substantial experience in criminal defense law. Our criminal defense attorneys have an outstanding record of criminal case resolutions and bring many years of practice defending theft-related charges to bear in your case. We have successfully resolved hundreds of criminal cases in the Lebanon, Ohio region, advocating for our clients in the courts of Butler, Warren, Hamilton, Montgomery and Clinton counties.

Misdemeanor and felony theft crimes in Ohio

Theft offenses range from misdemeanor shoplifting to felony armed robbery. Some of the many theft-related crimes that our attorneys have been called upon to defend include:

  • Forgery
  • Bad checks
  • Utility theft
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Identity theft
  • Burglary
  • Armed robbery or robbery by force
  • Embezzlement
  • Grand theft auto
  • Car jacking
  • Shoplifting
  • Credit card fraud

Every theft-related charge that results in a conviction can affect your future freedom, employment and personal life. Depending on the amount alleged to have been taken and the circumstances of the incident, you could be looking at a misdemeanor theft charge carrying six months in jail and a $1000 fine or a far more serious felony theft charge resulting in years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. Other consequences can include probation or parole and the requirement that you report to a probation or parole officer, pay substantial restitution to the victim(s) and, in some instances, enter a mandatory treatment program.

What Ernst & Associates does to defend you

Our tenacious West Chester, Ohio theft defense attorneys use their negotiating skills and their knowledge of the courts’ practices and policies to obtain, when necessary, a negotiated plea agreement that is favorable to you. Such an agreement could include a grant of diversion resulting in no criminal record in some cases. If a favorable result cannot be obtained through a dismissal or negotiated plea, then our firm is prepared to mount an aggressive defense where we investigate to find favorable witnesses and evidence for your case and challenge the state’s evidence against you. The burden of proof lies wholly with the prosecution, and where the facts merit it, we can raise reasonable doubt regarding issues such as misidentification, intent to steal and valuation to obtain a favorable result for you.

Defending your rights and freedom in Ohio theft cases

If you are facing a theft-related charge, arrange an immediate and free consultation with aggressive and reputable theft defense attorneys who have 25 years of experience successfully protecting the rights and freedom of clients in the southwest Ohio courts. Contact Ernst & Associates online or by telephone at 513-268-0738 today.