A property crime is committed when there is a destruction, reduction in value or loss of a particular property. While theft, burglaries and criminal trespasses are the most common forms of property crimes, there are others as well that carry a range of penalties – from heavy fines to jail time.
Common types of property crimes in Texas include:
- Check Fraud
- and others.
In 2016, more than 30,000 arrests were made in Texas among juveniles and adults for the aforementioned crimes. The penalties ranged with each federal and state charge, and depending on the severity of the offense. Police are doing all they can to prevent property crimes, and if arrested, may look to make an example of you or your child.
But you may have been near the wrong place at the wrong time, and cases of mistaken identity, mishandling of evidence and other procedural errors could make you the focus of an investigation for a crime with which you had little or no involvement.
If you believe you are under investigation for a property crime, you should contact a defense lawyer with a successful track record of challenging such cases. Morgan Bourque is one of Texas’ leading property crime lawyers, and can craft an effective defense.
As a former prosecutor, Morgan tried hundreds of property crimes. Now as a leading Texas property crime lawyer, he has established a record of successful defenses in state and federal courts. In the face of dire odds, Morgan represents each client with the same passion and zeal, often to favorable outcomes. He will work to have the charges dismissed or the penalties reduced at every stage in your case, including:
- FBI, grand jury and pre-arrest investigations
- Federal sentencing
- Federal and state trials and appeals
- Post-conviction matters
Morgan’s unique experience on both sides of the courtroom puts him at the most advantageous position when he accepts a case. His connections to experts, deep skill set and knowledge enables him to anticipate the actions that the opposing side may take, and build an even stronger defense based on this insider’s perspective.
Whether you want to challenge the charges or strike a plea deal, Morgan is the property crime lawyer who will fight for your rights and present the options that will best ensure your future.
Good people can make mistakes and sometimes innocents get caught in a web of suspicion. No matter your situation, Morgan Bourque is ready to provide efficient, aggressive representation inside and outside the courtroom.
We service the following areas in Texas; Harris County, Montgomery County, The Woodlands, Houston, Spring, Conroe, Montgomery, Magnolia and Oak Ridge.
Call now to review your property crime charge and begin establishing a successful strategy.