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Every day in central Ohio people are charged with theft and fraud offenses. Theft and fraud charges can range from a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail to a first-degree felony punishable by 3-11 years in prison.
If you are convicted of a theft or fraud offense, additional potential issues include:
The Columbus theft attorneys with Luftman, Heck and Associates assists people facing theft and fraud charges, including:
We do this by requesting discovery from the prosecutor. The discovery will generally consist of police reports, additional investigative notes, video surveillance and recorded interviews. As our client, you will receive a copy of everything received from the prosecutor for your review.
Based on the legal weaknesses in the State of Ohio’s case and any other mitigating factors, we will negotiate the best possible plea available with the prosecutor for you to consider in resolving your case.
If your case cannot be resolved satisfactorily with a plea, it would then proceed to a motion hearing (a hearing where the judge issues a ruling on an evidentiary issue) or a trial to the judge or jury, depending on the circumstances.
The second approach taken by the Columbus theft attorneys is to identify whether you have a substance abuse problem. If so and that was a factor in your commission of the theft or fraud offense, we will try to negotiate your admittance into a treatment program in lieu of jail, prison or potentially a conviction in your case.
Call the Columbus theft attorneys at LHA have successfully represented clients on theft and fraud charges ranging from first-degree misdemeanors to first degree felonies. That extensive previous experience will enable us to better help you.
Use the links at right as guides to the offense you’re facing. If you have any questions about the material or if you need an experienced, competent theft and fraud attorney to help with your case, please contact Luftman, Heck, and Associates either by calling or emailing us via firstname.lastname@example.org.