Property Crimes:

Christopher Bub has significant experience defending against property crime charges, such as arson, burglary, fraud, criminal damage to property, forgery, theft, identity theft, criminal trespass and motor vehicle theft.

Below are some of Christopher’s recent successes defending against property crime charges.

Burglary Charge Dropped After Defense Exposes Flaws in Eye-Witness Identification

The government claimed Christopher Bub’s client burglarized a home in the middle of the night while the victim was there. The victim said that she awoke to a noise, investigated, and found an intruder in her home. If convicted, Christopher’s client faced up to 10 years imprisonment. At a court hearing, an officer testified that the victim specifically identified Christopher’s client as the intruder. Because the government had not previously disclosed this evidence, Christopher demanded that the remainder of the hearing be postponed so that he could investigate.  In doing so, Christopher discovered significant flaws with the victim’s purported identification of his client.   Christopher took that information to the prosecutor and negotiated the dismissal of the felony charge. Instead, the client plead “no contest” to being a party-to-the-crime of disorderly conduct—a low level misdemeanor. Christopher’s client received no jail time, no fine, and no probation.

Defense Negotiates the Dismissal of All 11 Counts in Felony Forgery Cas

The government charged Christopher Bub’s client with 11 felony counts of forging checks. Each carried a maximum of 6 years imprisonment. Christopher negotiated the ultimate dismissal of all 11 counts.

Defense Obtains Dismissal of Felony Charge Related to Stealing a $10,000 Icehouse

The Government accused Christopher Bub’s client of taking an icehouse worth $10,000. Christopher’s client had an extensive prior record and the government charged him with a felony carrying a maximum of 6 years imprisonment. Christopher filed a motion to dismiss the felony charge, arguing the State did not have the ability to charge the felony.  Recognizing the motion had merit, the prosecutor dismissed the felony charge and accepted a plea to a misdemeanor for Obstruction. Christopher’s client received no jail time, and no fine.