Milwaukee Possession of Stolen Property Defense Attorneys
Possession of stolen property is a criminal offense that is taken very seriously by the courts. In addition to jail time and costly fines, a conviction for possession of stolen property can cause irreparable damage to one’s reputation, adversely affecting personal relationships and professional opportunities. With harsh penalties on the line, individuals charged with this crime need the help of an attorney who can fight for their legal rights and freedoms.
If you or a loved one has been charged with this offense, it is important to speak to a Milwaukee possession of stolen property defense attorney from Hart Powell, S.C., as soon as possible. Our dedicated attorneys are ready to provide the legal help you need. Contact us today at (414) 271-9595 to discuss the facts of your case.
Why You Need a Milwaukee Possession of Stolen Property Defense Attorney
Any criminal charge, and certainly any criminal conviction, changes your future. A charge or conviction of possession of stolen property affects not only your relationship with your family but also your reputation and future employment. A stolen property defense attorney can help lessen the impact on your future that a charge of possession of stolen property can make.
The criminal justice system is intimidating and confusing when you do not know the law or the legal process. But having experienced, knowledgeable and competent representation can protect your rights and make things easier for you. A lawyer can speak for you. They can speak to the police, the prosecuting attorney, and even the judge. This prevents you from accidentally incriminating yourself or agreeing to something that is not in your best interest. An experienced possession of stolen property defense attorney can significantly improve the outcome of your case.
Why Should I Choose Hart Powell, S.C. to Represent Me?
The experienced Wisconsin defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. will provide you with well-qualified and knowledgeable representation as you navigate the legal system. They will use their experience and knowledge of Wisconsin law to either prove your innocence or secure a fair plea bargain for you. For over 30 years, we have been providing criminal defense representation to the people of Wisconsin.
We firmly believe in the innocence of each person until they are proven guilty. We treat each client with respect and dignity. Over the years, the attorneys at Hart Powell, S.C. have helped thousands of people accused of crimes either get the charges dropped in their entirety or get the charges significantly reduced. In some instances, our relationships with prosecutors allow us to craft alternative penalties such as community service or probation.
When Hart Powell, S.C. commences representing you, they will begin by investigating the circumstances surrounding the charge of possession of stolen property. This investigation may yield information they can use to either refute the charges or reduce the charges.
Delay in securing quality representation only hurts you. Don’t wait. Call Hart Powell, S.C. at (414) 271-9595 as soon as possible. You owe it to yourself to secure quality representation.
While Hart Powell, S.C. is based in Milwaukee, we have represented clients throughout Wisconsin and across the United States. Our attorneys have a 10.0 AAVO Superb Rating and have been ranked as SuperLawyers. Our extensive client list includes celebrities and other wealthy individuals, but it also includes a vast number of “regular” people. The attorneys at Hart Powell, S.C. believe that everyone is entitled to a quality defense.
Penalties for Possession of Stolen Property
A person can be charged with this offense if they are found to be in possession of stolen goods, whether the individual purchased the goods, received them from another party, or stole them outright.
Penalties for possession of stolen property vary from state to state. In Wisconsin, an individual convicted of this crime may face:
- Jail time
- Community service
- Behavioral classes
The value of the property in question determines the level of the charge. A class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to 9 months in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. The most serious felony charge for possession of stolen property is a class G felony. If convicted of a class G felony, you may face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.
The knowledgeable defense attorneys at Hart Powell, S.C., have helped many clients fight their criminal charges and the harsh penalties that accompany them, and we are ready to do the same for you.
The Milwaukee possession of stolen property defense attorneys at Hart Powell, S.C., can provide the dedicated legal representation you deserve. Contact us today (414) 271-9595 for a free consultation with a legal professional.