John D. Newkirk represents individuals who have been accused of committing burglary and other property crimes. Being convicted of any type of property crime may lead to jail time and/or fines, so it’s important to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer representing your case. John D. Newkirk is an aggressive, competent, and trial-ready defense attorney with over 20 years of experience in the field of criminal law. He understands that every client and case is different, and he will guide you through every step of the criminal justice process.
What is a property crime?
Property crime is a category of crimes involving the theft or destruction of another person’s property. Often, the penalties for property crimes directly relate to the monetary value of the property stolen or destroyed, which means the greater the value, the more severe the penalty. Because of the many different variables in a property crime case, there is a wide range of possible fines and jail time for convictions.
Common property crimes include:
- Burglary 1st Degree
- Burglary 2nd Degree
- Burglary 3rd Degree
- Grand Larceny
- Auto Breaking
- Petite Larceny
- Grand Theft Auto
- Possession of Stolen Goods
In the state of South Carolina, burglary can be classified as first-, second-, or third-degree burglary depending on the severity of the crime. Maximum penalties range from five years (for third-degree burglary) up to life in prison (for first-degree burglary).
John D. Newkirk is an experienced burglary defense lawyer who understands the complexities of criminal law. He will thoroughly examine the evidence to seek the best possible outcome for your case.