Have you been arrested for shoplifting or any other form of theft? Be aware that the steps you take now could change the course of your life. While fines and jail time are possible, you also must think about the possibility of a criminal record. Employers do not want to hire people with these types of crimes on their record. That is a simple fact. If you are convicted, you may lose your current job and you may find it difficult to get a new job in the future.
There Is Hope After A Theft Crime Arrest
While the penalties are daunting, there is hope. The police and prosecutors may tell you that the case against you is solid, but that is their job. You need an experienced lawyer on your side who can analyze the case and help you protect your rights.
Follender Law Offices, P.L.L.C., in Nashua, New Hampshire, has more than 35 years of theft charge defense and criminal law experience. We know what to look for and how to find the weaknesses in the case against you. The process starts by asking questions like:
- Was the alleged theft caught on video?
- Who witnessed the alleged theft?
- Did the actions truly meet the definition of theft?
A Blurry Video Is Not Proof Beyond A Reasonable Doubt
Yes, security cameras are everywhere. Often, criminal acts are caught on video. However, to get a conviction, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty. An examination of video evidence often reveals a recording that is low quality, blurry or at an angle that does not clearly show who committed the theft crime. Such videos are worthless.
Similarly, upon cross-examination, it is not uncommon to discover that the supposed witness was not in a position to clearly see who and what allegedly took place. In some cases, the stolen property may never have even made it outside of the place it was allegedly stolen from, calling into question whether a theft even took place.
We will fight insufficient or unclear evidence. We will work hard to get such evidence thrown out or to have the case dismissed completely.
Defense Begins With A Free Consultation
Call 603-373-1587or send an email to talk to an attorney today. We will take a hands-on approach to defending your rights and fighting theft crime charges.