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Defense From Allegations Of Theft And Other Property Crime Charges

If you have been arrested and charged with a theft crime, your first concern is likely how to stay out of jail. More importantly, you need to avoid conviction and a criminal record if at all possible. With a qualified, experienced defense attorney, you can confidently pursue a favorable outcome such as reduced charges, probation, dismissal of charges or acquittal at trial.

No lawyer can guarantee an outcome in your criminal case but it is essential to have a knowledgeable advocate on your side. The most important advice we have for you after you have been accused of a property crime is to seek legal counsel without delay. Do not discuss details of your case with friends or family members. If you are under investigation, do not converse with a law enforcement agent or private investigator. Instead, get a lawyer’s guidance right away.

At Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A., you have the opportunity to work with two respected defense attorneys dedicated to helping you clear your name and hold onto your freedom.

Keys To Your Theft Case: Your Constitutional Rights And An Examination Of Evidence

For your own sake, choose a lawyer you can rely on to be honest with you and help you discover the path to an effective defense.

Our defense lawyers, Michael A. Gottlieb and Clark Alan Strandell started their legal careers as public defenders. Mr. Gottlieb has 30 years of criminal defense experience and Mr. Strandell has 18. Both have prevailed for clients in numerous jury trials and pretrial resolutions. If you turn to our firm for representation after a property crime arrest, we will get to work reviewing all evidence, circumstances and legal factors. We will collaborate closely with each and with you in pursuit of the outcome you are looking for.

Turn to Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A., for counsel after being accused or arrested as a suspect as you are facing charges of:

  • Arson, vandalism or any type of malicious destruction of property
  • Burglary, robbery
  • Theft or dealing in stolen goods
  • Shoplifting, forgery, grand theft or auto theft
  • Criminal trespassing

Fighting the charges can take many forms. Clarifying the validity of the charges against you is a first step. A review of your case may include determining the value of the property that was allegedly taken. A mistake in valuation could result in a much more serious charge and higher penalties. Any grand theft charge must be taken seriously because imprisonment and hefty fines are possible penalties.

Robbery cases that involve a firearm, another type of weapon or a home invasion are first-degree felonies with even more serious penalties. Each aspect of the charges can be disputed when evidence is weak. If we take your case, we will look for defenses available based on the facts of your case.

About Our Team Approach

Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A., provides skilled criminal defense to those charged with property offenses in Fort Lauderdale and across Florida. We recognize the serious nature of these charges. We will devote the time and attention of both of our attorneys to your case if you become our client. Working as a team, we will apply constitutional issues to strengthen your defense and weaken the prosecution’s arguments against you.

Our attorneys have developed out-of-the-box strategies including restitution arrangements to get property charges dismissed. Our team is devoted to obtaining the most favorable outcome that your case allows.

Speak With An Aggressive Trial Lawyer About Your Prospects

If you have been charged with a property crime, whether it is shoplifting, grand theft or robbery, do not waste time. Learn what defenses might be available and prepare to stand up for yourself with your attorney’s advocacy as your stronghold.

Schedule a free initial appointment without delay by emailing our firm or calling 954-355-7286.