Have you been criminally charged with theft?
§ 2913 of the Ohio Revised Code details theft crimes in the state of Ohio. A “theft offense” can mean many different things, including offenses relating to or conspiracy to commit “robbery, burglary, breaking and entering, theft, embezzlement, wrongful conversion, forgery, counterfeiting, deceit, or fraud.” Koffel Brininger Nesbitt is here to represent those accused of state theft charges.
For a free legal consultation with a theft crime lawyer serving Columbus, call 614-675-4845
Successful Results for Theft Offenses
The penalties for serious theft crimes are harsh in Ohio, so if you’re facing a serious theft crime charge it is critical that you move fast if you hope to defend yourself in court. When you are up against these odds, trust KBN for your defense.
Many times, our lawyers are able to work on a deferred prosecution agreement on behalf of our clients. In other words, we strive to work out terms with the State of Ohio that will allow our client to be placed in a Diversion Program. Upon successful completion of Diversion, the theft charges can be dismissed.
Felony Theft: Case Dismissed
For example, we were hired to represent an Ohio State University honors student who had been indicted for felony theft as well as Ethnic Intimidation and Criminal Damaging. In the misdemeanor case, our client paid a $300 fine and was placed on non-reporting probation. We will apply for expungement when he is eligible.
On the felony theft count, our client was initially denied Diversion; however, Attorneys Brad Koffel & Will Nesbitt were successful in having his case reconsidered for Diversion. Eventually, his theft charge was dismissed.
Felony Theft: All Charges Dismissed
In another recent theft case, our client, a 21-year-old art student, was charged with three counts of felony theft. Our client, who was battling a serious drug addiction, was accused of stealing $7,700 worth of property. After four months of representation, Attorneys Brad Koffel and Will Nesbitt entered into an agreement with the prosecutor’s office that will result in a complete dismissal of all charges.
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Types of Theft Cases We Handle
The firm provides skilled legal representation for any of the following types of criminal theft and fraud cases in Ohio:
Facing criminal charges of investment fraud is difficult, and will require the intervention of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Investment fraud is the act of scamming or misrepresenting with hopes of personal financial gain, such as in a Ponzi scheme.
A person can unknowingly be accused of mortgage fraud in a variety of ways, especially if your actions make it appear as if you are concealing documents or funds, falsifying loan applications or providing a false identity. Call KBN without delay if you have been accused of mortgage fraud by a federal agency or a mortgage company.
Stock Broker Misconduct
As a stockbroker, you will have certain responsibilities to ensure that you are responsibly handling the money of your clients. You will be helping these individuals and families to wisely put their funds into appropriate stocks. However, if you have been accused of using this money for personal gain, you will be facing serious criminal charges.
Workers’ Comp Fraud
As an employee filing for workers’ comp or an employer providing workers’ compensation for your employees, you are expected to file certain documents and to provide true information. If you have been accused of falsifying information for personal gain or monetary achievement, you might be charged.
We also handle cases involving:
- Credit Card Fraud – A form of identity theft in which an individual or organization will use another’s credit card information to make personal purchases or for personal gain.
- Embezzlement – A white-collar crime in which an individual unlawfully gathered information to obtain money illegally for his or her own benefit.
- Forgery – A form of theft. This offense should be treated with the utmost seriousness.
- Fraud – Involves the stealing or concealing of identity for personal gain. It can include misrepresentation or trickery to steal property or money.
Contacting a Columbus Theft Defense Attorney
If you are under investigation for any serious theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud, act quickly. Typically, detectives work quietly and quietly to build a case against an accused. You are likely to be arrested within a short period of time, and you need to have legal representation from an experienced and skilled Columbus theft crime lawyer before answering any questions in the investigation. At KBN, our attorneys will fight for your rights and protect you from the pitfalls that can occur when you answer questions without representation. The speed with which you get a defense lawyer from KBN is vital. Act fast and protect yourself.