Theft Related Offences

Representation for those charged with Theft Related Offences

If you are accused of theft we can help you. If the police want to interview you we can advise you about that. Theft is a crime of dishonesty and can have a significant impact on your employment, future employment and many applications to financial institutions. We understand the importance and the consequences of theft allegations. Don’t delay call Paterson Bell.

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Facing charges or questioning as a result of reported theft?

An act of theft deems that a possession of value has been taken from another person with the intention to permanently deprive them of it.

Charged with Assault or Robbery

This could even include failing to return borrowed items, if there is reason to believe that you don’t intend to return them e.g. by missing an agreed date with the owner of the property; or failing to take reasonable steps to reunite an owner with a lost or abandoned possession that you have claimed.

Harsher sentences are reserved for:

  • Cases where the victim is deemed vulnerable.
  • Cases where theft has been committed by an organised group or gang.
  • Cases where the theft involved sophisticated technique.
  • Cases where the theft involved abuse of a high degree of trust or responsibility

We can advise you about the full consequences of any allegation and any potential prosecution.

Experts in Criminal Defence

If you need a lawyer for a police interview we will attend with you day or night and advise of your rights. In many cases police interviews can be a significant part of your defence. It is crucial you receive the correct advice prior to and during any police interview. We can be there for you anywhere in Scotland.

Please contact us in the strictest confidence and we will meet with you to discuss your case.

Contact David Bell or Martin McGuire for free and confidential advice about how we can help you, by telephone: +44(0)159 264 6600 or by email: crime@patersonbell.co.uk.