Protecting Your Future Following Shoplifting Charges
If you are facing a criminal theft charge, you should do everything you can to defend against it. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be facing serious penalties, and some courts are stricter than others at penalizing theft crimes. It is important to work with a Kansas City theft defense attorney with experience and skill at defending against these charges.
Contact me, David M. Lurie, right away if you have been charged with a theft crime. I have more than 45 years of experience as a lawyer, and I have built a solid reputation in the Kansas City Metropolitan legal community (both Missouri and Kansas). I am familiar with our local courts and the judges and prosecuting attorneys involved in our criminal justice system. I will help you build a solid strategy for a strong defense.
Telling Your Story And Building A Powerful Defense
One of the most important aspects of building your defense involves painting the picture and telling your story. Depending on your circumstances, a solid understanding of the underlying issues that caused the theft crime may persuade prosecutors and judges to be more lenient in your case.
Generally, I find that two main underlying causes lead to theft crimes:
- Thrill seekers: Usually, these are people who were simply thrill-seeking by trying to get away with a theft crime. Many of these cases are first offenses, and we can emphasize that fact and seek diversionary programs and other alternative sentencing options.
- Those with underlying psychological issues or real-world problems: If we can establish that you have underlying psychological issues or financial problems that led up to the crime, it can go a long way to minimizing the damage that these charges could have on your life, especially if we get you into the right programs to help with the underlying issues.
I have a strong record of successfully defending clients against charges that include shoplifting, stealing, embezzlement and other theft crimes.
Reach Out To Us Today
I offer free initial consultations for prospective clients in Missouri. This gives you the chance to learn more about your options, and it can help ease your fears and see clearly the road ahead. Call me at 816-221-5900 or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation.