Whether you are accused of a spontaneous crime of opportunity or a well-planned scheme, stealing is considered a moral crime. Employers, judges and others see a theft conviction as a sign that you cannot be trusted. Depending on the dollar amount, prior offenses and other circumstances, theft charges may also result in substantial jail time or a felony record.
For these reasons, it is important to work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer if you face charges of theft or burglary. We can often get charges reduced to a lesser offense or keep the conviction off your record altogether. For more than 30 years, the Law Offices of Harris & Literski has represented the accused in Livingston County and nearby communities.