What Is a Property Crime?
Property crimes encompass a broad range of charges, all of which involve varying degrees of severity depending on the financial loss that the victim suffered and whether or not violence was used in the commission of the crime. Generally speaking, crimes against property are classified into two categories. These include acts that involved acquiring property through illegal means and those that involve the destruction of property through illegal means. Charges may range from a relatively minor misdemeanor, such as criminal mischief, to a Class A Felony, such as home invasion.
Some examples of crimes against property include:
- Criminal mischief
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Unique Challenges With Property Crime Cases
Property crime cases often bring about numerous complexities and challenges and usually involve a great deal more than simply making restitution to the victim. It is possible that there could be disputes over how much money the victim is owed for the stolen or destroyed property. In addition to this, for those who have a prior criminal history, even the most minor charges could lead to increased fines, jail time, and other harsher penalties. Because property crimes are considered crimes of moral turpitude, a conviction could also affect any professional licensing you currently have, your ability to retain your job or obtain future employment, and more.
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