Theft Crime Defense Attorney in Columbus
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." The Koffel Law Firm is here to represent those accused of state theft charges – we do not accept Federal cases.
Contact The Koffel Law Firm if you have been accused of theft, fraud, or a related offense at the state level.
Theft Crime Defense Lawyer in Columbus - Successful Results
When facing a serious theft crime charge, it is critical that you move fast if you hope to defend yourself in court. The penalties for serious theft crimes are harsh in the state, and when an elderly person is the victim, the penalties increase. When you are up against these odds, trust The Koffel Law Firm 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.
Theft Diversion Case Examples
For example, we recently 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. On 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.
On another recent theft case, our client, a 21-year-old art student, was charged with three counts Felony Theft. Our client, 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.