Have you been charged with theft or fraud in Ohio? There are a variety of reasons why people find themselves being charged with theft or fraud crimes. Sometimes people have intentionally committed a certain act for a specific reason, other times people may not have understood the laws and rules, or perhaps some have made regrettable mistakes. Theft and fraud are serious criminal offenses that carry harsh, unforgiving penalties and consequences if convicted.
If you have been charged, it’s important that you retain the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Cincinnati immediately. Regardless of whether you are innocent or not, you need experienced defense counsel to review the evidence against you and build a strong defense for your case. The sooner you consult with an attorney, the better.
At Luftman, Heck & Associates, we act fast to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process. We thoroughly review evidence, attack weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, and employ aggressive, strategic defense tactics to defend your rights. Call today for a free, confidential legal consultation with Brad Groene, an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Cincinnati.
We can help with the following charges:
- Theft – Theft is defined as purposefully depriving someone of their property or services without their consent, and knowingly taking or exerting control over the property through an act of deception, threat, or intimidation. Theft typically takes place at someone’s home, job, store, or on the street.
- Petty Theft – Shoplifting – or petty theft – is a frequently occurring offense in Ohio that is committed by people from all walks of life. Essentially, petty theft entails taking another person’s property against their will. Petty theft offenses are considered crimes of moral turpitude, which means that they are acts that are considered dishonest or against the good standards of justice in the community.
- Complicity – Complicity in Ohio is a complicated and serious criminal charge. Generally, it entails being held legally accountable for a crime, by helping or assisting in carrying out the offense. The specific components of complicity penalties better explain this criminal charge.
- Forgery – Forgery can be defined as knowingly and purposefully having the intent to deceive by signing another individual’s name on a check or other official document or creating or distributing false identification cards. Forgery penalties depend on the value of the property involved.
- Passing Bad Checks – Passing a bad check in the State of Ohio is an illegal and criminal act. Even if you write a check for basic utilities, gas, or food, you can still face criminal charges for passing a bad check if certain conditions apply to you. To be charged with passing a bad check in Ohio, there are specific circumstances that must apply.
- Fraud – Fraud encompasses a wide range of criminal offenses. The general term of fraud can be defined as anyone who knowingly and intentionally misrepresents facts or details for the purpose of personal gain.