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Theft & Larceny

Charges involving theft and larceny can come with hefty penalties, including fines, jail time or even prison time. Perhaps just as — maybe even more — importantly, having a theft-related crime on your record can haunt you for the rest of your life as you seek employment opportunities and housing.

At the CraigWilliams, PLC, we're not here to judge. We understand that good people occasionally do bad things or find themselves in a bad situation. One mistake should not define who you are for the rest of your life or limit your opportunity to provide for yourself and your family.

One call is all it takes to begin fighting back against damaging charges. Call 540-603-0405 now for a free consultation with a proven criminal defense lawyer.

Attorneys Who Will Fight For Your Rights

We defend people in Louisa County and throughout Central Virginia against felony and misdemeanor criminal charges stemming from accusations of:

  • Theft
  • Larceny
  • Burglary
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Shoplifting

Prosecutors know that we're lawyers unafraid to fight. We believe in building a strong defense and aggressively pursuing an outcome that is in the best interest of our clients. Our record of refusing less than stellar deals allows us to negotiate from a position of strength. When an agreement cannot be reached, our experience handling hundreds of trials allows us to fight on with confidence.

Protect What Matters Most

You don't have to let a theft or larceny charge ruin the rest of your life. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced criminal law attorney.

Fighting Back Against Theft & Larceny Charges
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Do I Really Need A Criminal Defense Attorney?


It’s a good question.

Let’s make one thing clear: There is no legal requirement that you hire a criminal defense attorney to handle your case. You have the right to handle your own defense or settle for the assistance of whatever public defender the court appoints for you.

“Okay. But Should I Have A Criminal Defense Attorney?”


Yes. If convicted, you could be facing penalties such as prison time, fines, a lifelong criminal record and its collateral consequences.

Practicing criminal law is difficult. Even attorneys can find themselves frustrated at the complexities of the process and the necessary procedures. If you face criminal charges, you have too much on the line to leave your defense in the hands of someone who is figuring it out as they go. You need a defense lawyer with extensive criminal defense experience.

On the other side of the case, the state will have an abundance of resources in prosecutors, law enforcement and investigators. You need someone with the resources to make sure your side of the story is heard.

Attorneys Unafraid To Fight


In Louisa County and throughout Central Virginia, that means the attorneys of the CraigWilliams, PLC. Our lawyers have handled hundreds of criminal trials and are not afraid to fight the prosecution for the rightful outcome our clients deserve.

We defend against felony and misdemeanor charges, including violent crimes, theft, drug possession and internet crimes.

Give Yourself A Fighting Chance


Remember what Abraham Lincoln said: “He who represents himself has a fool for a client,” so don’t try to do it alone. You cannot afford anything less than the best defense of your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation.

“Do I Really Need A Criminal Defense Attorney?”