Lebanon’s Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
A burglary or theft conviction can be extremely damaging to your future. In Tennessee, even a petty theft conviction can come with fines, jail time and impact your ability to get a job.
The penalties for theft, or stealing, vary wildly depending on a variety of factors, including prior criminal history and amount of the theft. For instance, petty theft is considered a misdemeanor and can come with a penalty of up to 11 months and 29 days in jail. Meanwhile, every other theft conviction is a felony and starts with a one year prison sentence and can go all the way up to 30 years depending the severity of the crime.
While burglary may include theft of property, burglary is defined as the unlawful entering of a building with the intent to commit a crime. In Tennessee, all burglary convictions are felonies and come with minimum jail time.
No matter what kind of theft or burglary charge you may have received, it should be taken seriously. And, you should hire a skilled criminal defense attorney to represent your rights.
Types of Theft & Burglary Cases We Handle
For the past 40 years, our office has defended the rights of people who have been charged with the following types of theft:
- Petty Theft
- Aggravated burglary or home invasion
- Auto theft
- Criminal trespassing
We’ve successfully represented more than 2,500 people in their criminal defense cases in Wilson County and throughout Middle Tennessee. And, we’ve helped countless individuals with their theft or burglary charges. We can help you too.
We’ll vigorously defend your rights to help you avoid conviction and jail time. We’ll build a defense strategy to help reduce the impact of these charges so you can focus on your life and future. And, because we know this process can be intimidating, we’ll talk you through all of the steps so you know exactly what to expect along the way.
Ready to get Hugh Green on your side? Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.