Getting charged with a property crime in Ohio can carry some serious consequences. Property crimes are defined by a wide variety of offenses, from misdemeanors to felonies. Here’s some of the most common ones we come across:
Arson Knowingly setting fire to, or causing an explosion to property. This could be your own property with the intent of defrauding, someone else’s property, or state property.
Breaking and Entering Trespassing into an unoccupied building or house with the purpose of committing any theft or felony offense inside, or trespassing on the land or premises of another with intent of committing a felony.
Criminal Trespass Knowingly entering and remaining in another person’s property, land or premises.
Criminal Mischief Knowingly moving, defacing, damaging, destroying or otherwise tampering with the property of someone else or the state.
Burglary Trespassing in an occupied house or building with the intent of committing a criminal offense.
Robbery Committing or attempting to commit a theft offense with a deadly weapon, or committing a theft offense and inflicting physical harm or use of force on another person.
Vandalism Causing harm to property that belongs to someone else, the state, or to a memorial of the dead.
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As you can imagine, these charges can build on each other and can combine for some pretty hefty fines, and jail or prison time. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney advocating for your rights. If you’ve been charged with any property crime, give us a call at (614) 444-1900.