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Knoxville Property Crimes Lawyer

Campbell County Property Crimes Lawyers

Defense Attorney for Clients Facing Charges of Vandalism, Burglary, and Theft in Knox County and Anderson County

When you are facing charges related to a property crime, it is understandable that you might feel confused, overwhelmed, and uncertain about what to do next—especially if you have never been charged with a crime before. At The Law Office of William F. Evans, we understand that there are many different offenses that fall under the category of property crimes and a wide range of potential consequences. Our attorney William Evans is equipped to help you explore your available options while fully protecting your rights.

Property crimes in Tennessee can lead to serious charges and severe criminal penalties. While some offenses, like low-level theft, may seem like no big deal, there is no such thing as a minor criminal offense. No matter what the charges against you might be, a single conviction could follow you for the rest of your life.

Types of Property Crimes in Tennessee

Property crimes, in general, are offenses in which the perpetrator obtains unauthorized control over property or services belonging to another person or entity. Such control includes damaging or destroying the property in question. Common Tennessee property crimes include:

  • Trespassing: Entering or remaining on another’s property without the property owner’s consent is considered to be trespassing.
  • Burglary: Entering or hiding in a building or vehicle with the intent to commit assault, theft, or a felony is called burglary. When the building is someone’s home, the offense is considered aggravated burglary.
  • Arson: Intentionally starting a fire to destroy property is arson, and it is aggravated arson if the property is occupied by a person at the time of the fire.
  • Vandalism: It is illegal to deliberately cause damage to another’s property. The severity of vandalism charges depend on the amount of damage done and the value of the property.
  • Theft: Theft can take many forms, including theft by deception, theft of services, identity theft, and credit card fraud. Robbery is also considered a serious type of theft crime.

The severity of the charges associated with property crimes almost always depend on the circumstances of each case. Aggravating factors could include the nature and value of the property in question, the age and health of the victim, and many other considerations. Penalties for property crimes range from fines and probation to lengthy prison sentences.

West Knoxville Defense Counsel Working Hard for You

At The Law Office of William F. Evans, we are ready to go to work on your behalf right away. It is important to contact us as soon as possible so that we can get started on building your defense. Acting quickly is crucial, because important evidence, such as security camera footage, could get lost, erased, or damaged. Additionally, if you have been arrested, you should not speak to the police or prosecutors without a lawyer present to ensure that your rights are fully protected.

Our team knows how stressful it can be on you and your family when you are facing charges for a property crime. We will help you find the answers you need, thoroughly explain your options, and treat you with respect and dignity at every stage of the process.

Schedule a Free Consultation

If you would like to know more about our firm and how we can assist you with your case, contact our office. Call 423-449-7980 for a free, no-obligation consultation today. We can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our team represents clients throughout East Tennessee, including in Knoxville, East Knoxville, West Knoxville, Karns, Hardin Valley, Maryville, Alcoa, Oliver Springs, Oak Ridge, Knox County, Anderson County, and the surrounding areas.

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