Columbus, Ohio, Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been arrested on a theft charge such as forgery or robbery, you should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to protect your interests. Contacting a lawyer is the first step in getting your life back on track after an arrest.
Sallynda Rothchild Dennison is a highly regarded Columbus lawyer who is experienced in defending theft cases in Ohio, including:
- Petty theft (theft of property valued less than $500)
- Grand theft (theft of property valued at $500 or more)
- Receiving stolen property
- Credit card theft
- Identity theft
- Grand theft auto
Depending on the amount taken, a theft conviction can result in fines and prison time. Even a seemingly minor offense such as shoplifting a few CDs can have a negative effect on your future. A conviction for any theft crime will result in a permanent criminal record which can be seen by potential employers, landlords, and lenders.
If you are a first-time offender, lawyer Sallynda Rothchild Dennison is familiar with diversion programs and may be able to resolve theft charges outside of the criminal court system without you getting a criminal record. Ms. Dennison also has a successful track record in negotiating plea bargains and obtaining verdicts in favor of her clients when a diversion program is not an available option.
If you are contacted by the police concerning a theft charge, you should not answer any questions without first consulting a lawyer. While the police might act like they are your friends, in reality, their interests are the opposite of yours. The police are in the business of arresting people, not helping them out of a jam. The police are very experienced at getting people to say things that are incriminating or may damage possible defenses your attorney could use in court.
Contact Columbus criminal defense attorney Sallynda Rothchild Dennison if you have been charged with a crime in Ohio.