Seasoned Criminal Defense Lawyer Helping North Dakota Residents With Theft and Burglary Cases
The state of North Dakota recognizes a variety of criminal offenses involving stolen property, services, or vehicles. Theft is generally defined as the knowing seizure of property or services with the intention of depriving the owner of such property or services. Depending on the value of the stolen items or property, the charges vary in severity. If you are facing a theft or burglary charge, you need reliable and effective criminal defense representation as soon as possible. For over two decades, the Law Office of Joe A. Johnson has helped Fargo residents successfully resolve their theft and burglary cases. Reach out today to work with an understanding and experienced criminal defense attorney.
Theft Charges in North Dakota
The type of theft charge you face depends on the value of the items, property, or services you allegedly stole. If the value of the items is greater than $50,000, you will be charged with a Class A felony, which carries significant consequences, including prison time. For theft crimes in which the value of the items is less than $1,000, you will likely be charged with a misdemeanor instead of a felony, which carries less severe penalties. If you are currently facing theft charges, is it essential that you contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who can help you understand your options and expectations.
Understanding Burglary Charges
North Dakota law defines burglary as the willful entering of a property or structure with the intention of committing a crime. When the offense occurs at night and in the home of another, or if there are attempts to physically harm or restrain someone with a firearm or weapon, the crime is typically considered a Class B felony. In other cases, when weapons and physical injuries are absent, the crime is considered a Class C felony, which carries less significant penalties. Reach out to experienced criminal defense attorney Joe A. Johnson today to learn more about how to fight burglary charges in North Dakota.
Legal Representation You Can Trust
Since 1992, attorney Joe A. Johnson has helped protect the rights of clients in Fargo and throughout North Dakota. He is dedicated to providing an open and welcoming environment in which each client feels comfortable discussing the details of their cases. For practical and solid legal guidance, contact the Law Office of Joe A. Johnson today to schedule your free consultation and safeguard your future.