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Defending Theft Charges In Northeast Ohio

In tough times like these, it’s not unusual for people to turn to theft out of desperation. Or, in some cases, they may just have made an impulsive decision that was out of character. Or they may be wrongly accused. Attorney Justin Kerr understands that many people charged with theft in Northeast Ohio are good people who have had a momentary lapse in judgement. In some cases, it even happens that people charged with shoplifting had no intention to steal at all, but may have accidentally forgotten to pay for an item. In these cases, they lack the requisite intent to be guilty of a theft crime.

A theft conviction may put someone who was already in a bad spot into an even worse one. It’s very important that you don’t allow a theft conviction to carry serious long-term effects, including but not limited to:

–  A possible jail or prison sentence

–  A permanent criminal record

–  Expensive fines and court costs

–  Trouble finding a job due to your criminal history

–  Difficulty finding a place to live because of your criminal history

–  Possible loss of a professional license if you have one

It’s important that you don’t allow an isolated mistake to define who you are or your future. It’s absolutely crucial that if you are charged with a theft offense, you hire an experienced legal counsel who will fight to get you the best outcome possible. Attorney Kerr will attack the prosecutor’s case from all angles, or make a case to the prosecutor or judge that circumstances exist that support leniency. It may be possible to get your charges reduced to a less serious charge, or dismissed altogether. It could be that a diversion program which will allow the charge to be taken off your record is an option. Or in some cases, it could be that the best course of action is to take your case to trial.

If you or a family member has been charged with theft, you need skilled representation from an experienced lawyer – someone who will listen to your side of the story with compassion, and fight aggressively to get you the best outcome possible under the unique circumstances of your case. Attorney Justin Kerr will do everything possible to keep you out of jail, protect your rights and make sure that the case has as little impact as possible on your future.