Theft and Property Crime Attorney
Your Muskegon Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer
Have you been wrongly accused of a crime dealing in theft? It happens.
Perhaps you borrowed something from work and forgot to return right away.
Or you made an accounting error at the company you work for and find that you are now a suspect to embezzlement.
Even what appears to be an innocent circumstance could lead to a serious criminal charge – one that could taint your record for life. You will want an experienced criminal defense attorney, Jeff West, on your side.
Not all the cases we represent are misunderstandings. Be assured that many are linked to lapses in human judgment. On the record in Michigan is a theft/property crime case (never affiliated with West & West Law), in which an 18-year-old and two younger friends entered a home that was left unlocked. There was no damage done to the dwelling; however, the 18-year old young man stole a pair of tennis shoes and was caught. It was the second theft crime on his record. One would think that stealing a pair of tennis shoes from a home wouldn’t result in a 2-year jail time felony – but it did. Using a case example like this, one can see how vital it is to have the best legal representation possible.
Attorney Jeff West, of West & West Law, has substantial courtroom experience to handle all major and minor criminal cases. If you or someone you know is faced with such serious allegations, you will need a qualified Attorney to aggressively focus on your case and defend your rights.
West & West Law represents the following theft or attempted theft offenses:
- Fraudulent Credit Card Transactions
- Receiving and Concealing Stolen Goods
- Other Financial Transaction Crimes
- Check Crimes
- Home Invasion
- Breaking & Entering
- Safe Breaking
- Theft & Retail Fraud
- Identity Theft
West & West Law can help you.
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Muskegon Law Attorney – Jeff West
A lawyer is only as good as their experience.
Any of the theft crimes listed above can result in severe penalties and/or incarceration. If you are facing any one, or multiple of these offenses, you will require confident and capable legal representation in court to uphold your rights and freedoms.
Attorney Jeff West, of West & West Law, has dedicated his 25-year career to criminal law. Jeff has a proven criminal defense track record for thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases. His experience as a former Prosecuting Attorney is critical in representing your case as a defense lawyer in a courtroom. Jeff’s prosecutorial mindset is a significant asset to help his clients navigate the dangerous waters of the criminal justice system. Should your case ever have to go to trial, Jeff West is equipped with the jury trial and motion experience to defend your case aggressively. Litigating cases as a former prosecutor and as a defense lawyer, Jeff has the courtroom experience vital for your best defense possible for the facts of your case.
Misdemeanor and Felony Theft
Michigan Misdemeanor Offenses consist of:
Petty Theft or Larceny of goods or services valued at less than $200
Punishable up to 93 days in jail and a fine not more than $500 or (3x) the value of stolen items.
Petty Theft or Larceny (second degree) of goods or services valued between $200 and $1000.
Punishable up to one year in jail and a fine up to $1000 or (3x) the value of stolen items.
Michigan Felony Offenses consist of:
Felony Theft of goods or services valued between $1000 and $20,000.
Punishable up to 5 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000 or (3x) the value of stolen items.
(Felony theft applies to vehicles, trailers or any motor vehicle part, even if not valued at more than $1000)
Felony Theft (second degree) of goods or services valued at $20,000 or more
Punishable up to 10 years in prison and a $15,000 fine or (3x) the value of stolen items.
Prior Theft Convictions Can Lead to Higher Charges
Anyone convicted of a prior theft offense could face a second conviction that carries penalties one degree higher than the charged offense.
Example – if goods or services were stolen valued under $200, but the defendant has a prior conviction, they could very well face penalties at the next level between $200 and $1000.
By contacting West & West Law, you will have given yourself, or someone else, the best chance for an aggressive criminal defense.
Michigan Theft Crimes Require an Aggressive Approach
You are going to want a criminal lawyer to not only represent your case but to win it.
Understanding Michigan criminal law is the very beginning of the process and our legal team’s dedication, and expertise to Michigan Burglary, Theft, and Robbery laws gives us an advantage for your defense.
By making us a part of your defense team, you can expect:
- Premier defense service
- Education on the legalities surrounding your case
- Ongoing consulting to discuss your options
- Dedicated attention to ensuring nothing regarding your case is overlooked
- Seek sentencing options to keep you out of jail or prison
- An attorney to speak on your behalf, shielding you from aggressive investigation tactics
- And more
We take criminal cases seriously. That is why you will want to contact us at West & West Law.
If you have already been arrested, our experienced team is prepared to represent you.
The West & West Law Team – A Strong Defense for Theft Crimes
When you are in need of legal representation for any theft offense, you will want an experienced and knowledgeable criminal law attorney to advise and protect you – Jeff West.
Jeff is recognized throughout West Michigan as a leader in the field of criminal law and as a committed and passionate advocate for his clients.
West & West Law will be with you every step of the way.
Isn’t that what you deserve in securing a criminal law attorney?