29Jul 2019

Have You Been Accused Of Theft?

Taking something that is not yours has been a crime since the beginning of
civilization. Fortunately, the punishments today are nothing like the 
often handed out death sentences of times gone by. That being said, it 
is still an act that should never be done and if you find yourself 
charged with theft, there are a few things you need to know.

Theft actually has two actions involved in order to be charged with the 
crime. The first one is obvious, taking property that is not yours. The 
second part is not so obvious and is sometimes not easy to be proven by 
the prosecution. That is the intent behind your taking of the property. 
If you were drunk and accidentally picked up something you thought were 
your keys is very different from hiding a pair of shoes in your coat 
intending to walk out of a store with them. Intent is everything and 
your true intentions can be the difference between being found guilty or 
not guilty.

If you have been charged with theft or any crime, you need the 
assistance of an experienced defense attorney who will fight for your 
rights. If you live in Burlington, Essex, Colchester, Winooski, 
Williston, Shelburne or anywhere in the State of Vermont, and have been 
arrested or charged with DUI or any crime, call Handy Law for aggressive 
and experienced legal defense.