Stealing can take many forms, from petty theft to armed robbery to embezzlement. A conviction or even just being charged with any of these crimes can seriously damage your reputation and make it difficult to find a job or obtain certain professional licenses.

From the smallest act of shoplifting to multimillion-dollar fraud cases, I can help you prepare a strong defense for the charges against you. If you were not involved in the crime, then it's just a question of proving your innocence in court. But even if you have committed an unlawful act, that doesn't mean there's nothing you can do. I'll work with you to fight for reduced charges or a reduced sentence.

I am Eric Larsen, and I represent individuals in Franklin and throughout Williamson, Rutherford and Maury counties in Tennessee who have been charged with theft-related crimes.

Charged With Theft Or Other Nonviolent Property Crimes?

Theft is the act of stealing property that belongs to someone else, and punishment can vary widely depending on the value of the stolen property: In Tennessee, anything under $1,000 is a misdemeanor, while theft over $1,000 qualifies as felony larceny. In general, one's sentence increases based on the amount stolen, so the theft of $500 will often lead to harsher punishment than the theft of $300.

Burglary is the act of illegally entering a building for the purpose of committing a crime. Usually this means stealing something inside, but the term also applies to other crimes.

I also handle vandalism cases in which property has been damaged or defaced.

Robbery Is Theft Plus Violence

Robbery is the act of theft plus violence or the threat of violence, and the penalties are harsher than for nonviolent theft. Armed robbery is an even more serious offense.

White-Collar Crimes

I also represent clients charged with more complicated financial crimes, including:

  • Embezzlement
  • Credit card fraud
  • Check fraud and bounced checks

Get A Lawyer Right Away

The sooner you call, the sooner we can build your defense strategy. Contact me, attorney Eric Larsen, or call me at 615-656-8179 to schedule a consultation.