Any accusation of theft or a property crime could result in serious penalties, including fines, jail time and a lasting criminal record. Whether you have been accused of a crime, or you are seeking defense for a loved one or juvenile, our legal team has the experience, skill and record of results you can trust. Sullivan & VonBokel, P.C., is a Fairview Heights, Illinois law firm with extensive experience in all aspects of criminal defense from investigations, through negotiations, and trial when necessary.
Investigations in Property Crimes Cases
Immediately after an arrest or charge, you need an experienced attorney working on your behalf to collect and preserve necessary evidence for your defense. We will review police reports, examine surveillance evidence, consult with witnesses and explore every available defense on your behalf. There may be issues with identity, lack of evidence or intent. Our Fairview Heights property crime attorneys are experienced with cases involving:
- Criminal damage
- Criminal trespass
- Possession of stolen vehicle
- Residential burglary
Severity of Charges in Theft Cases
A theft crime can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the amount of damage, the value of property taken and any prior convictions of the client. Even if you committed the crime, you will still need experienced criminal defense to ensure you are not overcharged or facing unnecessary penalties in your case. Our firm can make a motion to suppress arrest, a motion to suppress identification or a motion to suppress other evidence that was illegally obtained in your case.
Felony Bonds and Your Defense
If you or someone you love is in custody, our first step is to go for a bond reduction, and we will work to establish release as soon as possible. Bond reduction and the release of a detained defendant depend on the property destroyed, the client's history of showing up for court and the severity of the crime.
Start Your Defense Today
If you've been charged with a theft crime, you best option it to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Sullivan & VonBokel, P.C., we know the law, we know the local court system and we will fight for you. Contact us today for a free consultation. Call 618-207-4473.