Property Crimes

Property Crimes

Experienced criminal defense counsel with a track record of success.

Property crimes generally refer to offenses that involve interference with or damage of another’s property.  Common offenses classified as property crimes law include trespassing, theft, burglary, vandalism, and arson, among others.  Penalties for property crimes include fines, restitution to the victim, probation, community service, and imprisonment. 

While most property crimes are charged by state authorities, certain property crimes – for example, those involving arson or damage to federal property – may result federal prosecution.  Indeed, certain federal arson-related offenses carry mandatory minimum prison terms of up to ten years.

As a federal prosecutor, Matt Jacobs prosecuted organized crime and racketeering cases involved numerous property crimes. Matt’s experience gives our firm unique insight into how property crimes are investigated and charged, how to persuade prosecutors to drop charges before trial, and – if necessary – how to defeat charges at trial.  In addition, our extensive criminal trial experience and track record of success before juries gives us maximum leverage when negotiating plea agreements with prosecutors.

If you are charged with a property crime, it’s important to understand your rights and defenses.  Contact the Law Office of Matt Jacobs for a confidential and complimentary consultation.

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