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Burg & Lantz: WA Theft Defense
Burg & Lantz: WA Theft Defense

Give Us A Call: 206-467-3190

We have helped many people who are in a similar situation to you fight their charges.
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Sometimes theft related crimes involve alcohol, drugs, or mental health issues.

For some people their actions were an isolated incident due to the use of alcohol or drugs. Other people may have a more significant problem with alcohol or drugs and may abuse them or have become dependent upon them.

If your charges stem from alcohol or drugs, most courts will require an alcohol or drug evaluation and completion of the evaluators recommended treatment.

If the charges you are facing come from mental health issues or are related to domestic violence, we will also help you find an appropriate evaluator for these issues.

Mental Health Evaluations:

Some people facing theft charges have mental health issues. If you face kleptomania, depression, are bi-polar or have any other mental health issue, it may be important to get a mental health evaluation.

Some of our clients have never sought treatment for mental health issues and we have helped them find an appropriate treatment provider.

Other clients we have helped are in treatment and have needed help notifying their current provider of the charges faced, while at the same time protecting all their constitutional rights.

We can help advise you on how to do this.

Alcohol or Drug Related Violations:

There are times when Washington State theft case involve alcohol or drugs - someone doing something that they would not otherwise do because of alcohol or drugs. 

In these situations it may be appropriate to get an alcohol evaluation. 

When this is necessary, we will point you in the correct direction and send you to a treatment agency that is:

  • State certified.
  • Well respected by the courts.
  • Willing to take the time to listen to what happened and to provide you with an honest evaluation and not just jump to any conclusions.

In the end, we think it is important to carefully evaluate treatment options.

If you are fortunate enough not to need treatment, we will help you with that.

If you do need treatment, we will help put you in touch with the right experts to turn things around.

Accused of a Theft or Shoplifting Crime
in Washington State?

Give Us A Call: 206-467-3190

We will not try to "hard sell" you.

Finally, we will not try to “hard sell” you to hire us. We know choosing an attorney is a big decision and one you must make carefully – not under pressure. Because an effective attorney-client relationship requires a lot of communication and trust, we really only want to represent people who feel comfortable with us and have complete confidence in our abilities. If you don't, then you have the right to an attorney that you do feel would be a better fit.

Thank you for taking the time to look through this web site. Please contact us if you would like to meet and further discuss how we may assist you.

Contact Us Today

Burg & Lantz is committed to answering your questions about the theft laws in Washington State.

We offer a Free Initial Consultation and we'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today at 206-467-3190 to schedule an appointment.