Types of Criminal Defense

If you are accused of a crime, there might be many questions in your head. For one, you may wonder what the possible consequences will be if you are convicted. If you have been accused of criminal activity, the best course of action is to hire a criminal defense attorney. Professionals in law study for years and have experience defending or prosecuting accused criminals. When looking for the right criminal defense attorney for you, you will need to ensure you hire someone with legal experience and proven results.

Dutko Law has legal experts that may be able to help you and your case. With our legal counsel, we can advise you on what actions to take during your legal journey. Remember, just because you have been accused doesn’t mean you are helpless. A legal expert can assist you on what paperwork to sign, as well as line up an iron defense.

Variations of Crime

In our last blog, we discussed the different genres of crime and how each is viewed in the state of Pennsylvania. By reading our last blog, you were able to discover the penalties of crimes, such as assault, weapons charges, and theft crimes.

In this blog, we will be continuing our list of criminal activity. We hope that by reading this blog, you might have a better understanding of the genres of crime and their consequences. If you have been accused of any of these crimes, it is imperative that you hire an experienced lawyer. Dutko Law is capable to take on any of these crimes, call us today!

Sex Crimes

Sex crimes are sexual misconduct carried out with a sexual motive, this includes but is not limited to:

  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Unlawful contact with a minor
  • Unlawful communication with a minor
  • Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • Kidnapping of a minor

Arson

Arson is the deliberate action to start a fire to personal, private, or public property. Arson must be an intentional choice to start a fire. Pyromania, for instance, is an impulse control disorder that encourages people to start fires. Arson can also be an act committed in anger or an attempt for personal gain. For instance, someone could easily set fire to someone’s house in a fit of rage. Also, arson can be initiated if a homeowner wants to destroy their house in order to gain the insurance claim on their house.

Property Crimes

Property crimes involve the theft or vandalism of someone else’s property. This type of crime can range from anything from graffiti to burglary and theft. Property crimes can range from the destruction of property to the theft of someone’s property. Burglary, theft, and larceny are all filed under property crimes. Depending on how many items were stolen, and their estimated value, the sentence can range.

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