Theft And Fraud Charges

One mistake should not tarnish the rest of your life. Theft and fraud charges carry serious penalties, including having a felony conviction on your record. It is vital to work with an attorney to protect your future, even if you are facing a misdemeanor charge.

Larceny Convictions Carry Serious Penalties

I have experience representing individuals throughout Virginia. Theft and fraud offenses are more serious than you may realize. Depending on the offense, you could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.

Personal attention matters when you are facing criminal charges. I will get to know you and your specific situation. I care about your future and will work hard to find the best outcome in your case.

You can face a variety of charges for crimes involving stealing and fraudulent activities. I have experience representing individuals facing theft and fraud charges, including:

  • Petty larceny
  • Grand larceny
  • Embezzlement
  • Credit card theft
  • Credit card fraud
  • Bad checks
  • Forgery

Petty Larceny Vs. Grand Larceny

Petty larceny, a Class 1 misdemeanor, is when the value of the stolen property or services is less than $200. The penalties for petty larceny include a fine of no more than $2,500 and/or a maximum of one year in jail.

Grand larceny is when the value of the stolen property or services is more than $200 or when a firearm is stolen. Grand larceny is considered a felony. The penalties can include a prison sentence of one to 20 years and significant fines, depending on the value of the property or item stolen.

First-Offender Options

First-offender options are available for theft and fraud offenses in Virginia, which can prevent a conviction from showing up on your criminal record. Every case is different and depends on a variety of factors. You will have your case carefully explained to you and will always know what to expect.

I Care About Your Future. Contact Me.

Do not wait to speak with a lawyer, even if you are facing a misdemeanor charge. I can walk you through all of your options to protect your future. Contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation or call my law firm at 540-369-6430 or my cellphone at 703-608-2167.