Lawyer Defending Clients Charged With Theft Crimes in St. Paul, MN

Theft occurs when a person knowingly takes the property of another for his or her own benefit. A type of property crime, theft ranges from shoplifting to bank robbery to sophisticated online identity theft schemes.

If you are facing any type of theft charge it is important that you speak to a criminal defense lawyer who can protect your rights and your interests. I am attorney Justin Schiks. I defend people charged with theft in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and throughout Minnesota.

Penalties for theft crimes can include stiff fines, long prison sentences and probation. Sentences are based on the value of the property involved. Many other factors are also considered, including:

  • Was anyone harmed in during the theft?
  • Did the accused person carry a weapon?
  • Does the accused person have past convictions for theft on his or her record?
  • Was property taken from a vulnerable person?

Developing a Strategy to Meet Your Goals

I will analyze the facts of the case, listen to you describe the circumstances, and ask you about your priorities. For some people what matters most is staying out of jail. For others, keeping a clean criminal record is paramount. I will explain the potential penalties you face and outline your options. In all theft cases, I will develop a defense strategy designed to meet your specific goals. However, I do not make unrealistic promises. My clients appreciate knowing exactly where they stand and how I can help

Do not face the power of the government without an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. To put my skills to work for you, please call 651-504-2564 or contact me by email.

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“I found myself in need of a criminal attorney as I was talking to Justin I was immediately put at ease and I knew I was in great hands. He is by far the most professional and personable lawyer I have ever worked with. He kept me up to date on everything that was happening in my case and helped keep my mind at ease and kept me relaxed and not stressed. If I ever find myself in need of a lawyer again. He will be my FIRST call. I highly recommend him to everyone.”- Dean