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Property Crimes

Individuals accused of property crimes in Illinois and Iowa search for an aggressive and professional criminal defense attorney. As a past prosecutor, John Steckel brings years of experience to his law practice. This experience gives him the confidence and strategic knowledge that builds winning cases.

A property crime accusation of any type can have serious consequences on your family dynamics, employment, relationships, and community activities. If convicted of the crime without proper representation, your future opportunities will be severely limited. Choosing the right criminal defense lawyer is critical.

Iowa and Illinois Property Crimes

Property crimes are offenses that involve theft and/or damage to property. Property crimes include the following:

  • Arson
  • Burglary
  • Car theft
  • Crimes of deception
  • Defacing public or private property
  • Embezzlement
  • Identity theft
  • Larceny
  • Possessing stolen property
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft
  • Toxic dumping
  • Trespassing
  • Vandalism
  • White collar crimes

Property Crimes Statistics

The property crime rate in Iowa is 26 percent below the national average according to the National Institute of Corrections. Unfortunately, 89.5 percent of all the crimes in Iowa are crimes that involve property.

Illinois’ property crime rate is only 6 percent below the national average, and almost 85 percent of the offenses committed are property crimes.

Penalties for property crimes in Iowa and Illinois can be confusing and become more severe depending on the amount of property damaged or stolen. Attorney John Steckel’s trial experience encompasses federal court as well as state and municipal courts in all locations including Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline and Rock Island.

Times are tough, and the loss of time and work can be a hardship during a trial. Steckel Law can provide a solid defense to get your case dismissed or mitigate your sentence. When you contact this criminal defense law firm, John Steckel will personally discuss your property crime in detail and advise you of the charges you are facing. He will speak with you about what the future will hold should your case go to trial and what the plan of action will be.

Working with John Steckel, property crimes attorney licensed in Iowa and Illinois, will provide peace of mind and an efficient defense with the least amount of stress to you and your family. Call Steckel Law today at (563) 265-1714 or use the quick contact web form for immediate assistance. You will not have to face your charges alone.