Please contact us as soon as possible if you or a loved one have been charged with theft. The earlier we’re involved in the case, the better we’ll be able to protect the accused’s rights and provide an effective defence that secures the best possible result.
Defence against theft allegation
An allegation of theft can relate to many difference scenarios, from shoplifting or robbery to fraud or extortion. What is common to circumstances leading to an allegation of theft, whether in respect of property or finances, is that the alleged misconduct was dishonest. In other words, it involved the intentionally wrongful appropriation of another’s property.
When defending against an allegation of theft, it’s vital to test the prosecution’s case against the accused. We do this robustly and thoroughly, to ensure our client’s rights are respected and protected. We also help the accused to identify any mitigating circumstances, presenting their version of events in the strongest possible terms. Drawing on our vast experience of appearing before the Justice of the Peace Court, Sheriff Court and High Court of Justiciary, we always strive to get the best outcome for our clients.
Contact our Criminal Defence Lawyers in Ayrshire
Contact us early for help and advice. From initial police interview through to court appearance, you can be absolutely sure you are in safe hands. We are approved by the Scottish Legal Aid Board and been serving the local community for over 30 years as one of Ayrshire’s most respected law firms, with clients based across the county, in Kilmaurs and Stewarton, Kilmarnock and Troon, to Ayr and Irvine, Prestwick and West Kilbride.