Crimes such as theft can hurt a person's image, and their ability to conduct business. Because police aren't sure how the man obtained the bikes, they may not have proper evidence. Speaking with an attorney might be a wise decision for someone who is in a similar situation.
When a person is facing a crime, it is important that they understand their rights. In this case, the man may have not even known he was committing a crime. Police say the man in this case was selling the bikes online and at a flea market. The man in this case was trying to make a living refurbishing bikes, but instead is being charged with numerous theft related crimes. An attorney can help a person understand their rights and how the legal system works. They can also make sure that all the evidence in a case was gathered legally.
Any illegally obtained evidence could result in a wrongful conviction. This wrongful conviction could, in turn, lead to consequences related to a persons' career, including a person's inability to re-establish their business reputation.