Property Crimes-ABQ Criminal Defense Law
Those accused of committing property crimes may face felony charges. Property crimes involve the taking of another person’s money or property and are serious criminal offenses that may be prosecuted to the fullest extent. Individuals who have been accused of committing a property crime should know that the accusations are serious; an experienced Albuquerque criminal defense attorney should be contacted immediately.
If you are facing robbery, theft or larceny charges, call
505-247-2417 to speak with an experienced Albuquerque
property crime defense attorney today.
Property crimes include, but are not limited to the following crimes:
- Fraud: Fraud involves the gaining of property or money through deceitful/illegal tactics. It can be committed by both businesses and individuals and can take the form of identity fraud, business fraud, credit card fraud, investment fraud, false representation, insurance fraud, and more.
- Theft: Theft occurs when one entity takes the property or money of another without freely-given consent. In the United States, theft is prosecuted at the state level only.
- Robbery: Robbery involves the taking of another person’s property or money through the use of threat or force. There are various degrees of robbery including armed robbery, which involves the use of a weapon, and aggravated robbery, which involves the use of a deadly weapon. If you or someone you know have been accused of these crimes, please call me and speak to an Albuquerque robbery defense lawyer as soon as possible.
- Larceny: Larceny is the most general term referring to the wrongful acquisition of another person’s money or property. In many states, theft is subsumed under legal provisions related to larceny.
- Arson: Arson is the attempt or act of setting property on fire. It is usually conducted for the purposes of insurance fraud or vandalism.
- Burglary: Commercial and Residential Burglary involves the attempted or successful break in of another person’s property in order to wrongfully acquire property or money.
- Embezzlement: Embezzlement involves the taking of another person’s money or assets which have been entrusted to you. It differs from larceny in that the embezzler acquires assets that they have legal access to. They do not gain access to something that they do not have the rights to. This can also be considered a white collar crime.
- Racketeering: Racketeering involves setting up or operating illegal businesses. It is usually conducted by those engaging in organized crime.
The penalties for property crimes vary depending on the nature and severity of the crime. In other words, the punishment is designed to fit the crime. Punishments may include extensive prison sentences and fines. If you live in Albuquerque and are facing serious property crimes charges, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Albuquerque criminal defense attorney.
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My name is Angela Arellanes. I am a member of both the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and am one of the most seasoned criminal defense attorneys in Albuquerque. With over 25 years of experience in providing aggressive legal representation to those accused of committing serious property crimes, I possess the skill and knowledge needed in order to pursue the best outcomes on your behalf. I will provide realistic expectations for those facing criminal charges and can help you determine the best course of action throughout each step of the trial process. If you live in Albuquerque and are in need of experienced legal representation, contact me today.