Defense Against Property Crime Charges In Mississippi
Property crimes generally involve either stealing someone else’s property or destroying property. Depending on the nature of the offense and the value of the property in question, the penalties for being convicted of a property crime in Mississippi range from a $250 fine to a maximum of 40 years in prison.
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If you have been charged with any kind of property-related offense in the Jackson area, do not hesitate to contact Duncan | Kent, PLLC, for aggressive criminal defense representation. We can explain your legal options and develop a defense strategy for any of the following charges:
- Larceny, including shoplifting
- Possession of burglar’s tools
- Identity theft
- Credit card fraud
- Removal of an anti-theft device
- Auto theft
- Theft of rental property
- Receiving stolen property
- Malicious mischief
Don’t Let A Property Crime Charge Define Your Life
In many cases, people find themselves facing property crime charges after experiencing financial difficulties or other hardships. Whatever your situation may be, we can help to tell your side of the story and fight for the best possible outcome.
We have the knowledge and resources to conduct a thorough investigation of your case to determine if your rights were violated by police or prosecutors at any point. If going to trial is the appropriate course of action in your case, we can fight to protect your rights in court.
Immigration Issues Related To Property Crimes
Larceny and other property crimes are regarded as “crimes of moral turpitude” under U.S. immigration law. That means a property crime charge can lead to removal proceedings and deportation for a green card holder or an immigrant without a green card.
If you or someone you know is facing possible deportation because of a property crime charge, it is important that you seek legal guidance as soon as possible. A deportation defense lawyer can intervene in your case and explain your criminal defense and deportation defense options.