Retail Fraud, B&E, Home Invasion and Property Crimes Defense Attorneys

Protecting Your Rights Throughout West Michigan

Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law, P.L.L.C. is a professional law office dedicated almost exclusively to criminal defense and upholding the rights of individuals who face criminal prosecution. Our award-winning team features two former-FBI agents and a former active-duty Army JAG Attorney.  We zealously represent clients accused of all types of property crimes, including:

  • Retail Fraud (Shoplifting)
  • Breaking and entering (B&E)
  • Home Invasion
  • Armed Robbery
  • Criminal trespass
  • Arson
  • Malicious Destruction of Property (MDOP a/k/a vandalism)
  • Larceny from a building
  • Larceny from a person
  • Larceny by conversion
  • Unarmed Robbery

Misdemeanor and Felony Property Crimes

There is a vast range of penalties for property crimes ranging from misdemeanor retail fraud charges to serious felonies calling for prison sentences upon conviction.  With some of the non-violent crimes, the value of the property allegedly stolen or shoplifted often dictates whether the crime is charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. A misdemeanor conviction can result in up to one year in jail, whereas a felony conviction can lead to lengthier incarceration. The more serious, violent crimes can result in felony charges and carry long-term consequences — such as restrictions on your right to vote or own a firearm. In addition, many employment applications require disclosure of a felony criminal record.

Prepared for Trial

You are innocent until proven guilty. This means that the prosecutors have a duty to prove each and every element of the charges against you beyond a reasonable doubt. Our Michigan criminal defense lawyers demand that prosecutors meet their burden, and we seek acquittal if they fail.  We strive to obtain the best possible outcome in your case by being prepared for trial and leveraging any weaknesses in the prosecutions case for a better plea agreement.  We will advise you if we think a trial is in your best interest and prepare a compelling case to present to a jury of your peers.

Learn More about Michigan Property Crimes from our Knowledgeable Criminal Defense Law Firm

To learn more about your rights if you have been charged with a property crime, call Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law, P.L.L.C.’s Grand Rapids office at 616-458-5500 or our Fremont office at 231-924-8700 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.