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Traverse City Theft Crime Lawyer

Defense Solutions for Theft Offenses in Michigan

Conviction for a theft crime causes a lifetime of adverse consequences. A conviction can even destroy a person’s reputation in society. Even when found not guilty, an innocent person’s life can be changed forever. Top theft defense attorney Patrick Fragel will design a legal defense to help you get you protect your rights.

If you or a loved one are being investigated or charged with a theft crime, you need legal counsel immediately. Your statements to the police will be used against you. What you say will become part of the evidence used to convict you. A highly competent criminal defense attorney will advise you before, during, and after any contact with the police. It is crucial to hire an attorney once you are suspected of a theft crime.

An experienced criminal defense attorney will know how to prepare a solid defense to a theft crime. Interviewing witnesses, inspecting evidence, and challenging forensic tests are often part of the defense strategy. These measures often occur early in the case, and fraud lawyers can help avoid a conviction.

The following serious theft crimes can lead to a prison sentence:

  • Embezzlement
  • Check crimes, both uttering and publishing
  • Identity theft
  • Robbery, or larceny from a person
  • Retail fraud or shoplifting
  • Organized retail crime
  • Joy riding
  • Larceny
  • Receiving and concealing
  • Breaking and entering a motor vehicle
  • Breaking and entering a building
  • Possession of burglar tools
  • Safe breaking
  • Home invasion

Polygraph Option

Someone accused of a theft crime can request a polygraph examination or lie detector test. If you pass the polygraph test, law enforcement will consider dismissing the charges. In many theft cases, the facts point to two or more potential suspects. In this situation, a polygraph examination is a reliable way of eliminating you as a suspect in the crime. Contact a theft crime attorney before you take the test, as it is a complex investigative tool. Expert preparation for the polygraph examination is crucial and will deliver the best outcome possible for you or your loved one.

Over 25 Years Experience in Theft Crime Defense

With 25 years of experience as a Traverse City criminal defense lawyer and former prosecuting attorney, Patrick S. Fragel knows how to minimize the impact of criminal charges on you and your family.

If you are the focus of a criminal investigation, call us immediately at (231) 244-1420. We will design a criminal defense strategy that protects your freedom.

Case Results

Fighting Aggressively for Our Clients
  • Felony Drug Charges Case Dismissed
  • Confession Suppressed Not Guilty
  • Breaking and Entering Not Guilty
  • 3rd Degree CSC Case Dismissed
  • Drunk Driving 3rd Case Dismissed
  • Drunk Driving 2nd Full Acquittal
  • 1st Degree CSC Not Guilty
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Why Patrick S. Fragel, Attorney at Law, P.C. is the Right Choice

  • Work One-on-One with the Attorney
  • Former Prosecutor
  • 25 Years of Trial Experience
  • Honest Appraisal of Your Case - "No Surprises"
  • US Army Veteran
  • Flat Rates & Payment Plans