Our Attorneys Can Help You Fight Property Crime Charges
A property crime is a type of offense that involves the violation of someone else's right to use, possess, or enjoy a piece of property, whether it be personal, real, or virtual. These crimes often involve the damage, destruction, or theft of property, but the victim is not typically physically harmed. However, in some cases, a property crime may be carried out using threats or physical force, such as in a strong-arm or armed robbery.
To obtain a conviction for a property crime, the prosecutor must be able to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt, unless the accused pleads guilty. This means that the evidence against the accused must be strong enough to leave no reasonable doubt in the mind of the judge or jury about their guilt.
It is the right of all defendants to receive a strong legal defense that challenges the prosecution's case and works towards the best possible outcome. This right is protected by the Constitution.
Contact us as soon as possible after an arrest or indictment for a property crime in New York so we can:
Immediately secure your release for the lowest bail available or on your own recognizance, in some instances.
Begin our investigation into the charges against you, including obtaining statements from you and other witnesses and reviewing police reports and other evidence connected to the case. We will argue that disputable evidence be excluded from further proceedings.
Identify holes in the prosecution’s case, such as:
Illegal search and seizure
Failure to inform of Miranda rights
False or impeachable witness testimony
False or impeachable evidence
Bias (racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, etc.)
Other prosecutorial and/or police misconduct.
In some property crime cases, it may be possible to persuade the alleged victim to withdraw charges by offering to make restitution. Our attorneys and legal staff are skilled negotiators who are able to make such offers when appropriate and in a compassionate manner.
Our experienced defense attorneys have a track record of success in having property crime charges reduced or dismissed in New York courts, even without the need for a trial. When a trial is necessary, we work diligently to defend our clients and secure a not guilty verdict.
Our attorneys have earned the respect of prosecutors across Staten Island due to their decades of legal practice, enabling them to effectively negotiate deals for our clients through the strong working professional relationships they have established.
If you are facing property crime charges in New York, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. The Law Offices of Patrick Parotta is available to provide you with a free assessment of your case. Our legal team is ready to begin exploring ways to protect your rights and avoid a criminal conviction on your record. Don't hesitate to call us for the legal support you need.