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Property Crimes Lawyer in Virginia Beach

Skilled legal representation in cases from arson to vandalism

In the Commonwealth of Virginia, crimes against property include unlawful acts that deny the rightful owner possession of property or diminish its value. These offenses can be misdemeanors, such as defacing a library book, or serious felonies like arson. Messman Law, PLC proactively defends accused parties to limit the damage done by an arrest. I handle a wide variety of property crime cases, including:

  • Arson
  • Buying or receiving stolen goods
  • Computer trespass
  • Destruction of property
  • Defacing property
  • Juvenile property crime
  • Larceny
  • Trespassing
  • Shoplifting
  • Vandalism

Serious defense to serious charges

Depending upon the cost of the damage or the price tag of a stolen item, a property crime can be a misdemeanor or a serious felony.  If the victim is insistent, as merchants often are when a shoplifter is apprehended, the accused can face aggressive prosecution for even a minor offense. Messman Law, PLC defends your case as zealously as the Commonwealth Attorney prosecutes. From the moment you call, I respond with a vigorous defense of your right to due process. I work closely with you to fashion your best defense under the facts of the case. If a plea negotiation is appropriate, I explore the possibility while remaining steadfast in our determination to achieve the best possible results for your circumstances.

Close personal counsel for juvenile offenders

A high percentage of Virginia Beach property crimes are committed by youthful offenders. Whether they "tag" buildings, buses and street signs or act out in other destructive ways, juveniles who blight our neighborhoods must be held to account for their actions. However, in adjudicating juvenile offenses, the Commonwealth has an interest beyond punishing crime, which is the rehabilitation of youthful offenders. Our Virginia Beach criminal attorney fervently believes in the role of juvenile court to give firm guidance to young people to prevent future delinquency. We advocate strongly for our minor clients to ensure that the juvenile court tempers justice with mercy and always keeps in mind the best interests of Virginia's youth.

Contact a dependable property crime defense attorney in Virginia Beach

Messman Law, PLC defends clients from Norfolk to Virginia Beach and throughout the Chesapeake region in property crime cases. To schedule a confidential consultation, call me at or contact the office online.

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