The term property crime is a broad category for a number of different crimes related to the destruction or theft of another individual's personal property. Property crimes are thought to be committed in the attempt to gain money, possessions, or some other kind of benefit, at the expense of others. The perpetrator of property crimes such as robbery and extortion often are committed through acts of violence, in an attempt to gain another person's possessions. However not all property crimes involve violence. Vandalism, and arson do not always physically harm another person, yet they are still considered property crimes due to the fact that another individuals property is being destroyed. These crimes can carry either misdemeanor or felony charges depending on the monetary value of the item that was destroyed or stolen.
Common property crimes include:
- Criminal Damage (vandalism, arson, etc.)
- Criminal Trespassing
Defending Individuals Accused of Property Crimes
At The Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp located in Kingman, Arizona, we serve individuals and families throughout northwestern Arizona, representing those charged with a property crime.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for a property crime, contact us to talk with our staff about your rights. You can call us at our local number, 928-753-6868 to schedule an appointment or schedule a case evaluation over the phone.