Theft And Burglary Defense In Greenville And Beyond
Theft offenses are a red flag for employers that a person is not trustworthy. Burglary is typically a felony offense, which must be revealed on job applications. In addition to a criminal record, a conviction may result in jail time, fines, probation and loss of gun rights.
At Ryan Beasley Law, the goal is to keep that black mark off your record or limit the consequences. Our approach to criminal defense is to get out in front of your case. Many people arrested for theft or burglary are overcharged. By talking to the prosecutor, we have helped many clients get their cases dismissed or charges reduced.
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Before making any statements to the police, call us at 864-326-5096.
Theft And Burglary Charges
We have defended clients in state and federal courts in Greenville County and across the Upstate region of South Carolina in cases involving:
- Shoplifting and retail theft
- Larceny and grand larceny
- Bad checks
- Employee theft
- Burglary, or breaking and entering
- First-degree burglary (occupied residence)
- Robbery (theft by force)
Burglary is often inappropriately charged, for example, when a boyfriend breaks his girlfriend’s door or enters her residence to retrieve possessions. We have worked with local prosecutors to get such charges dropped entirely or charged as a lesser offense such as trespassing, especially if there was no forcible entry or threat of harm.
In the case of thefts, even a misdemeanor charge can have a severe impact on your future. We will work all the angles to avoid a conviction, from restitution or deferred adjudication to challenging the case through motions and trial advocacy.