Property crimes are offenses where another person's property is stolen, damaged, or otherwise harmed. These offenses are often categorized based on the dollar value of the alleged harm. For example, larceny is split into three categories: petit larceny, grand larceny > 2000, and grand larceny > 10,000. The potential defenses in these cases can vary widely depending on the charge, the facts of your case, and the creativity of your attorney.
In any property case, the alleged victim may be claiming restitution, and if you are convicted or if you enter a plea, restitution may be ordered by the Court. If the restitution that is being claimed is unreasonable or simply unsupported by the evidence, you can request a restitution hearing and require them to prove the dollar amount that they are claiming.
If you are charged with any type of property crime, you need an experienced defense lawyer who understands the law of property crimes. Call our Myrtle Beach office at 843-444-6122 or contact us online for a free consultation to discuss your options.