Property Crime Defense in Albuquerque

Any criminal conviction can cost you valuable freedoms and privileges and limit future opportunities, including crimes against property. To protect your rights and your future, get help from Angela Arellanes Law for misdemeanor or felony property crime defense in Albuquerque, NM.

Types of Property Crimes

Property crime is an umbrella term that covers a range of unlawful acts, including:

  • Vandalism
  • Burglary
  • Larceny/theft
  • Auto theft
  • Arson

The estimated costs of damage and property ownership are both factors in determining if crimes against property are misdemeanors or felonies.

To speak to an experienced property crime defense attorney in Albuquerque, call 505.247.2417 today.

Property Crime Conviction Consequences

property damage lv nmThe penalties for crimes against property vary greatly depending upon whether the crime is being charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.

For property crimes that result in less than $1,000 worth of property damage, you will likely be charged with a misdemeanor and expect to face:

  • Fines up to $1,000
  • Jail time
  • Community service

Crimes against property that result in property damage of $1,000 or more may be charged as third or fourth degree felonies, which carry penalties of:

  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • Up to six years in prison

Once all criminal penalties have been served, your record will still show a property crime conviction, which is likely to limit your employment opportunities in the future.

Property Crime Defense Attorney

I am Angela Arellanes, an experienced criminal defense attorney. In more than 25 years of practice, I have helped clients facing property crime charges protect their rights and fight to get charges reduced or dismissed. I personally handle all criminal defense cases and thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the arrest to ensure that your rights were respected and to build a strong case in your defense. I will put my expertise to work for you so that your future is not marred by a property crime conviction. Contact me to schedule a consultation.

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