What Do You Know About Property Crimes?

When you hear the phrase "property crime," you may immediately think of vandalism. You would be right, but a property crime can also involve theft, larceny, arson, embezzlement, shoplifting and other crimes. If an action causes destruction to another person's property, it is likely going to be treated as a property crime.

At the Law Office of Jonathan M. Harvey in Columbia, South Carolina, I offer more than 35 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney. I will explore all possible defense strategies on your behalf and work hard to fight the charges against you. To arrange an initial consultation, please call me at 803-779-3363.

Examples Of Crimes Against Property

Property crime can come in many forms. Consider the following behaviors that cause destruction:

  • Burning down someone's backyard shed
  • Taking a hat from a sport's store
  • Robbing someone and pretending to have a gun while doing so
  • Hiding stolen property for a friend
  • Stealing a car

While the individual who owns the property may not have been physically harmed, the property was. For example:

  • Burning down someone's property is arson
  • Taking something from a store is shoplifting
  • Faking that you have a gun to steal from someone is "strong arm robbery"
  • Hanging on to stolen property is receiving stolen goods
  • Taking a car that isn't yours is grand theft auto

When you take a phrase and assign it a legal term, it suddenly becomes clear that you need a defense lawyer's help.

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I offer confidential consultations. I can tell you about my experience and learn about the specific facts of your case. I can also talk to you about the possible options and inform you of the costs of my defense services. To schedule an appointment at my Columbia, South Carolina, office call 803-779-3363 or contact me online.