The Harris County District Attorney is on the record saying that theft crimes are a priority for Houston’s law enforcement community. So then, it’s even more important to hire a defense attorney who is familiar with the tactics of Houston’s prosecutors if you’re charged with a crime involving theft. Jeanie Ortiz began her legal career with the Harris County D.A.’s office and knows what law enforcement will be doing from the moment you are arrested until the judge delivers a verdict. Her knowledge of criminal defense law and her willingness to fight for her clients until the end are reasons you should hire her to defend you against theft charges.
Types of Theft Charges
Theft crimes occur when you take possession of something that doesn’t belong to you without permission of the owner. Shoplifting is obviously theft. However, so are receiving stolen property and credit card fraud. You may not know that the stereo you bought was in fact stolen; yet, the prosecutor is likely to argue that you should have known.
Ms. Ortiz defends clients against such theft charges as:
- Grand Theft
- Car Theft
- Identity Theft
Hire an Experienced Theft Attorney in Houston
Rather than attempt to explain things away, hire a lawyer with the experience and skill to create a sound, workable defense for you. Depending on the charges you face, there may be a mountain of evidence from video surveillance to witness testimony to the property involved. Jeanie Ortiz will discuss the circumstances that led to you being charged with a crime and then get to work on helping you fight the charges. She’ll use all her experience to work towards the best possible outcome for you. You may benefit from a deal that reduces charges from a felony to a misdemeanor. She may see the opportunity to get you an exoneration in court.
None of this will happen if you don’t call Ms. Ortiz to discuss your case. You should make the call as quickly as possible and preferably before you say a word to the police or prosecutor. Find out how she can help defend you against theft charges in Houston.