Defending Clients Charged with Property Crimes

Being charged with a property crime can be confusing. Some property crimes are offenses such as destruction or theft of an actual piece of real or personal property. Many federal property crimes, however, have nothing to do with damaging or stealing a piece of property. In these cases, you will need an attorney's help to work through the charges you are facing and ensure your rights are protected.

The experienced defense attorneys at Markowitz O'Donnell, LLP, can represent individuals charged with municipal, state or federal property crimes. We will examine the evidence and determine whether you were charged correctly or overcharged for a minor offense. Many clients need us to intervene with overzealous prosecutors on their behalf.

You May Be Charged With Multiple Offenses

Depending on the specifics of the offense, you may face municipal or state charges for crimes such as:

  • Criminal mischief, including trespassing, graffiti and vandalism
  • Arson
  • Theft and shoplifting
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Vehicle theft

Violent crimes and those involving weapons may be prosecuted in federal court, especially if people were injured or killed during the crime.

Crimes Committed on Federal Property

You can also be charged with a federal property crime for any crime committed on federal property. This may include government office buildings, courthouses, post offices, military bases, buildings owned by the federal government and buildings where federal employees work.

Committing a crime on federal property may result in state charges for the crime and federal charges for committing the crime on federal property. In addition to the crimes listed above, you may be charged with a federal property crime for offenses such as drug crimes, DWI, assault and battery, homicide, fraud and weapons offenses.

We Will Aggressively Defend Your Rights

If you are facing penalties from multiple charges, you need an aggressive defense. Please call us at 609-482-3138 or 866-437-1189 or contact us online to speak with one of our lawyers about your case. Located in Lawrenceville, the firm represents clients throughout New Jersey.