Lynnwood Theft Attorney
Have you been charged with a theft crime?
If you are charged with a theft crime in Washington state you are likely suffering a great deal of fear and anxiety right now. You are likely wondering what to expect in court and what is going to happen to you. At a time like this you need a knowledgeable
Lynnwood theft attorney to guide you through the process that lies ahead. My name is Lance Fryrear and I am here to help in this troubling time. Over the past ten years I have helped hundreds of
my clients charged with a theft crime successfully negotiate the criminal process. At a time like this it is natural to wonder why you should choose one attorney over another -- my advice to you is to look for someone who knows the criminal system inside and out. Having formerly worked as a prosecutor in Lynnwood, I have an edge over most other attorneys because I know exactly how the prosecution thinks and how they are planning to make their case against you.
When it comes to theft crimes, a careful investigation is an imperative first step in developing an effective legal defense. Not all attorneys have the time or experience to do this well, but I know exactly what I'm looking for during the investigative period to put together the strongest possible defense on your behalf. Even if you are guilty of the crime, I may still be able to get your case dismissed by using the
civil demand of a store, or I may be able to negotiate to keep you out of jail based upon your lack of any prior history and the reasons why the event happened.
Theft Offenses in Lynnwood
Theft may be defined as the unlawful act of taking another's property with the intent of permanently depriving that person or entity of said property. It may be carried out in many ways, through deception or fraud, in a violent manner or without the victim knowing it is occurring. Depending on the circumstances and nature of the case, a defendant in Lynnwood may face varied charges and penalties. As a theft crime defense attorney with more than 17 years of legal experience, I know how to deal with all types of theft-related offenses.
There are many types of theft crimes a person be accused of and all require a decent amount of expertise to defend properly. Following are some of the most common types of theft charges I can represent you for: shoplifting,
theft in the first degree,
theft in the second degree,
theft in the third degree,
possession of stolen property,
trafficking in stolen property and
felony theft. No matter the particular circumstances of your case or your unique concerns, I am fully confident in my ability to offer helpful guidance and straightforward information to guide you in the right direction in terms of your defense counsel.
Review all of the information on this site to learn more about theft crimes, or for answers to your questions, see my frequently asked questions page.
Consult with a Lynnwood Theft Lawyer Today
Anyone can be accused and arrested for a criminal offense, no matter what the circumstances of the situation may be. This statement is especially true when it comes to criminal charges involving theft. Many times, it is difficult to initially establish who is truly at fault for a theft crime. This can lead to false accusations, wrongful arrests, and in the worst case scenario inappropriate conviction of an individual. No one wants to face the harsh penalties that could come from a formal sentence of guilt, whether they were involved with the behaviors of which they were accused or not. The best way to avoid the consequences of a conviction is to hire an attorney on whom you can depend for aggressive legal defense. Finding a professional with adequate experience, skillful defense tactics, and a winning record could greatly enhance your chances of a successful case outcome, and the sooner you align yourself with legal counsel the better your odds will be.
A conviction for a theft crime can have far-reaching consequences for the accused. A conviction for theft can make it extremely difficult to find employment because the employer might think, "If they stole from someone else, who's to say they won't steal from me?" Even if you had a momentary lapse in judgment, or if this was your first offense, a conviction can still have a damaging effect on your future, making finding a job exceedingly difficult no matter how minor the offense was. For this reason, I make it my priority to do everything within my power to help you avoid a conviction. Having the right lawyer by your side can mean the difference between keeping a clean criminal record and gaining one. I care about your future and your family; therefore, I strive to search for and unearth any circumstances that can help you reach a favorable case result and avoid stiff penalties.
Being convicted of a theft crime can seriously affect your life. You could be facing jail or prison time, stiff fines, restitution, community service and possibly court mandated counseling, depending on the severity of your charges. You should do everything you can to avoid a conviction. I'm here to provide you with committed and aggressive legal representation and I will work endlessly to ensure that your rights are protected.
Contact a Lynwood theft attorney from the Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear for skilled and knowledgeable legal defense.