WISCONSIN THEFT BY CONTRACTOR DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
In Wisconsin, crimes having to do with theft or property damage such as burglary, fraud, or arson, can include everything from stealing a TV set to burning down a large building.
Many of these charges, and the severity of their corresponding penalties, are determined by the total value of any goods that were stolen, and whether the accused person was armed during the commission of the crime. The experienced Milwaukee burglary defense attorneys at Birdsall Obear & Associates have handled a multitude of cases of all different types of theft and property crimes.
If you’ve been arrested, you need the best criminal lawyers in Milwaukee and Sheboygan. Please contact our Milwaukee criminal lawyers via phone or email for a free consultation so we can help you navigate the broad range of charges pertaining to theft and property crimes.
WHAT IS THEFT BY CONTRACTOR?
Wisconsin statutes 779.02(5) state:
The proceeds of any mortgage on land paid to any prime contractor or any subcontractor for improvements upon the mortgaged premises, and all moneys paid to any prime contractor or subcontractor by any owner for improvements, constitute a trust fund only in the hands of the prime contractor or subcontractor to the amount of all claims due or to become due or owing from the prime contractor or subcontractor for labor, services, materials, plans, and specifications used for the improvements, until all the claims have been paid, and shall not be a trust fund in the hands of any other person.
HOW TO PROVE THEFT BY CONTRACTOR IN WISCONSIN?
In addition to proving the 4 elements of theft, the State must prove:
- That you were a contractor
- That you had a trust account established for a client
- That you took the assets out of the trust account for a purpose other than what those funds are authorized for
Imperative to a strong defense in these cases is the maintenance of company records. Your accuser will not be happy and will want to make your life miserable. If you do not have detailed records regarding what funds were used for what purposes, your defense will be a he said/she said examination of the facts. In these kinds of cases you are still presumed innocent until the state can prove you guilty, but it is much more difficult to defend and assert facts without company receipts.
Contact the best Milwaukee and Sheboygan theft of property and fraud defense lawyers.
Attorneys John A. Birdsall and Kirk B. Obear are Milwaukee criminal attorneys who have won countless cases over the past decades. Their aggressive defense strategy is unsurpassed and has placed them among the best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Milwaukee.
Property theft crimes many times carry special circumstances that only the Milwaukee criminal lawyers of Birdsall Obear & Associates will know how to confront, confidently and efficiently... and win your case.
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Our lawyers are simply the best theft and fraud crimes defense law firm Wisconsin has to offer. Contact our Milwaukee Criminal Attorneys at Birdsall Obear & Associates.