When choosing a criminal defense attorney for a case involving a theft charge in District of Columbia, consider the attorneys experience handling those types of cases in state or federal court.
Theft crimes usually involve an allegation that someone stole something of value from another. The most common theft crimes involving shoplifting or retail theft.
Different types of felony theft or property crimes including larceny, burglary, fraud, grand theft, identity theft and credit card theft in District of Columbia.
Theft is considered a crime of dishonest or moral turpitude under the law. A conviction for a theft offense carries with it serious collateral consequences, even for a first offense.
Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.
Lawyer Referral Service in the District of Columbia - The Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) that helps individuals and businesses find a local attorney in Washington D.C. In fact, the BADC sponsors the only Lawyer Referral Service in the District of Columbia. The LRS charges a nominal referral fee of $39.95. Call 202-296-7845 to talk with the Legal Advice Line staff and receive the referral to a local attorney with experience in the needed area of concentration.