Virginia Property Crimes
Property crimes in Virginia can be as simple as breaking someone's cell phone all the way up to breaking into someone's home or business. Regardless, they can result in serious penalties, including lengthy prison sentences, high fines, and protective orders. While the penalties may be severe, there are defenses that can be raised to protect your rights. I have experience representing people charged with property crimes. You can face these charges with the knowledge and confidence that your constitutional rights will be protected.
You can be charged with trespassing when you
- intentionally go onto to property that is marked with "No Trespassing" signs, or
- if you stay on someone else's property after you've been asked to leave.
You can be charged with Destruction of property when you
- damage or destroy
- the property
- of another
- without their permission
If the value of the property is $1,000 or more, you can be charged with a felony.
You can be charged with Breaking and Entering (Burglary) if you
- broke and
- a structure
- with the intent to commit a crime while in the building.
Burglary is considered a violent offense in Virginia so it is very important to protect your rights by hiring an experienced attorney.
Consult a Virginia Property Crimes Attorney
If you or a loved one are charged with a property crime, please contact me. I have experience representing people charged with various property crimes. I can ensure that you understand the charges and we can start preparing your defense.