Property Crimes Giving You a Fighting Chance

Rhode Island Property Crimes Defense Attorney

Facing Charges for a Property Crime?

For years, Tom Thomasian, has aggressively defended his clients charged with property crimes throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. From Providence to Westerly and Woonsocket to South Kingstown, the firm has helped clients charged with property crimes successfully move forward with their freedom and reputations maintained. If you, a family member, or friend has been arrested for a property crime, you should contact The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. right away to set up your free consultation.

Need legal representation in Rhode Island? Call the firm at 401.312.4385.

During your free consultation, Tom will go over all the evidence law enforcement claims to have against you. The firm will explain each element of the property crime you are charged with as well as what the state will need to prove in order to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

What constitutes a property crime in RI?

There are several offenses that fall under the category of property crimes. Examples of property crimes are breaking and entering (B&E), trespassing, and vandalism. The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. is familiar with these property crimes, as well as the other related charges that exist under our criminal justice system. The one thing that property crimes have in common is that they require the property of another person or entity be harmed.

Whether the property is a home, business, vehicle, or any other type of personal property, the property must suffer some kind of harm in order to be classified as a property crime. Property crimes can either be misdemeanors or felonies. The property crime of breaking and entering (B&E) mentioned above is a felony while the property crimes of trespass and vandalism are misdemeanors.

It's important to remember these factors:

  • If you are charged with breaking and entering, the prosecution will need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you broke into and entered into the dwelling house of another without the owner's consent.
  • If you are charged with trespassing, then the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you entered upon the land of another without their consent after being forbidden from doing so.
  • If you are charged with vandalism, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you maliciously injured the property of another.

If you are charged with any of these property crimes, you will need an excellent defense. A property crimes defense is crucial to your success during pre-trial negotiations, as well as at trial. Only a skilled property crimes defense lawyer will know the best way to successfully defend your case and help defend your freedom and keep your reputation intact.

Understand Breaking and Entering Laws

In Rhode Island, breaking and entering is a felony because it is a crime punishable by more than one year in prison. The statute is found in Rhode Island General Laws Title 11, Chapter 8, Section 2 and it says that:

"every person who shall break and enter at any time of the day or night any dwelling, house, or apartment, whether the dwelling, house, or apartment is occupied or not, or any outbuilding or garage attached to or adjoining any dwelling house, without the consent of the owner or tenant of the dwelling house, apartment, building, or garage is guilty of the crime of breaking and entering."

Our courts have defined a breaking as the removal of the obstruction which, if left as found, would prevent the entering and it implies the use of force, no matter how slight. Further, entry occurs when any part of a person passes the line of the threshold. Any person convicted of breaking and entering faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison, a no contact order with the victim, and restitution for any damage caused by the crime. The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. has aggressively and successfully defended clients charged with breaking and entering and can do the same for you. The key to successfully resolving your breaking and entering charge is to craft a solid defense.

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Call 401.312.4385 to Reach Our Firm

Tom, our RI Property Crimes Defense Lawyer, has years of experience representing people charged with the property crimes of breaking and entering, trespassing, or vandalism. Because of the serious consequences associated with these property crimes, only a skilled property crimes defense lawyer should be consulted. If you are charged with breaking and entering, you could be looking at up to 10 years in prison, serious fines, and restitution. If you are charged with trespass or vandalism, you could be looking at up to 1 year in prison, fines, community service, and restitution.

When your freedom is at risk, do not waste precious time and money consulting an attorney who is not well versed in criminal law property crimes defense. Tom and his team have plenty of past successes defending individuals just like you. The firm represents clients throughout Providence, Washington County and Kent County, RI.

Tom and the firm can be reached 401.312.4385 for a free consultation.

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