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Theft & Property Crime

Skillful Defense Against Theft and Property Crime Accusations

Minneapolis attorney defending clients' rights since 1986

In tough economic times, Jeff T. Ohara, Attorney at Law, PC understands that good people can make poor decisions. We've been defending good people who made mistakes and good people wrongfully accused of theft and property crimes for more than 20 years.

Defending people against robbery charges

Robbery is using physical force or fear to steal property or money from another person, usually with a weapon. Depending on the circumstances, the following charges could be made:

  • Aggravated robbery
  • Armed robbery
  • Assault with intent to rob while unarmed
  • Bank, safe and vault robbery
  • Carjacking
  • Home invasion
  • Unarmed robbery

These offenses carry stiff penalties that could escalate, depending whether there are prior convictions and other factors. If convicted, you stand to lose your freedom and gain a permanent criminal record. Reach out to Minneapolis criminal defense attorney Jeffrey O'Hara for experienced counsel in robbery cases.

Defending against vandalism charges

The April 2013 vandalism of a Minnesota State University statue in East Lansing is an example of an act of vandalism, also called malicious destruction of property. In this incident, a Spartan statue was painted in the maize and blue colors of rival school University of Minnesota. While some may have considered this just a campus prank, it could have serious consequences.

Acts of vandalism on public or private property could be classified as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the severity of the damage. Penalties could range from 93 days in jail to ten years in prison. If you or someone you know has been charged with vandalism, contact an attorney who is well versed in criminal defense.

Defending clients against auto theft charges

According to Insurance Journal, more than 25,000 vehicles were reported stolen in Minnesota in 2011. This number is part of a five-year decline in auto theft, and many of these cars were reported stolen merely to get insurance money. We can defend you against auto theft allegations as well as carjacking and kidnapping.

Defending against identity theft charges

Identity theft occurs when someone obtains or attempts to obtain the personal identity information of another person with the intent to use it for illegal personal gain, usually to access money. The information compromised may include name, date of birth, and Social Security number. Identity theft is considered a white collar crime and can be tried in state or federal court.

The prosecution has the burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you've committed the crime with which you are charged. It is our job to challenge the prosecution's arguments with our own, backed by solid research, expert evaluation of evidence and testimony and decades of experience defending clients in identity theft cases.

Schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced Minneapolis theft defense attorney

If you've been charged with theft, call Jeff T. Ohara, Attorney at Law, PC in Minneapolis at (612) 605-6020 or contact us online. Our extensive trial experience can help you maintain your freedom.