Theft And Fraud Defense Lawyer
Most people understand that carjacking a stranger’s Mercedes is grand theft auto. But you might be surprised to learn that writing a bad check, using a business’s dumpster or keeping an item mistakenly delivered to you can also fall under the category of “theft.” Theft covers a large variety of crimes from shoplifting and receiving stolen property to grand larceny, embezzlement, extortion and identity theft.
Fraud describes crimes of deception used to steal the property, assets or services of another, frequently referred to as “white collar crime.” Fraud is prosecuted at the federal level, and convictions may come with severe penalties such as heavy fines and prison time.
Louisville Theft And Fraud Defense Attorney
At the office of Gary Stewart Attorney at Law, I have over 25 years’ experience defending clients facing criminal charges at the state and federal levels. I vigorously defend juveniles and adults accused of:
- Theft by deception
- Credit card theft
Theft of property more valuable than $500 is a felony offense in Kentucky. You could face a lengthy prison sentence if convicted. In Kentucky, theft of firearms and anhydrous ammonia is a felony, regardless of dollar value. Given the magnitude of what is at stake — your liberty, reputation and future — it is important to turn to an experienced attorney for help.
In addition to potential jail or prison time, fines and restitution payments, a theft or fraud conviction can severely compromise your ability to find or keep a job and damage your personal and professional reputation.
Louisville Criminal Defense Attorney
With a viable defense, I will go the distance to earn an acquittal or dismissal. If the best path involves negotiating to pay restitution and take other measures that preserve your freedom and ability to earn a living, you will have me on your side.
There is no substitute for experience. Gary Stewart Attorney at Law has the experience and the skills to make a difference in your case. I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.