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Long Beach Theft Crime Lawyer

There are a variety of theft crimes you can be charged with. Taking someone's property without consent is commonly regarded as theft. If you buy or store something that was stolen, even if circumstances are unknown to you, it can still be regarded as theft. Theft is charged as misdemeanors and felonies depending on seriousness.

Understanding Criminal Charges of Theft

If another individual was injured, or a weapon was used to coerce stolen goods, it will likely be charged as a felony. Penalties can include jail time, hefty fines, and a permanent criminal record. Factors that determine the severity of the penalty include the value of the property, from whom the property was stolen, and what kind of property was stolen. If it can be proven that the property was not taken purposefully, theft charges may be dropped. This requires the aid of a seasoned lawyer who knows exactly how to provide the courts with the proper evidence. If you have been charged with a theft crime, please speak with a Long Beach criminal attorney today.

Charged with a Theft Crime?

Shoplifting consists of removing property from a store without paying for it and with intent to keep it in one's possession. If someone accidentally takes something from a store it may not be considered theft as such. An individual can be charged with theft even if the action of theft was not fully undertaken. This means that if you attempt to steal something and you fail, you can still be charged with the crime of theft. If the stolen property value is less than $500 it can be charged as a misdemeanor unless the person has prior misdemeanors or felonies. Above the value of $500 theft is charged as a felony. Penalties heighten in severity incrementally.

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If you are being investigated or have been charged with the commission of any theft crime, contact us immediately for a free consultation and case review.

Call (800) 922-6989 to get the best criminal defense representation available. We have a proven track record of providing favorable results for our clients.

Some of Our Past Results
    • Arrested for Felony Arson All felony charges DISMISSED
    • Accused of Child Molestation CASE DISMISSED
    • Charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon ALL FELONY CHARGES WERE DISMISSED
    • Arrested for a Felony possession DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED
    • Accused of a Felony Criminal Threats Entire case was dropped
    • Charged with Reckless Driving DISMISSED
    • Arrested for Violation of Probation ALL ALLEGATIONS WERE DROPPED
    • Charged with Cruelty to a Child Inflicting Injury CASE DISMISSED
    • Charged with Petty Theft DISMISSED
    • Charged with Being Drunk in Public Case DISMISSED.
    • Arrested for Domestic Violence Case was dropped
    • Charged with Multiple Felony Counts ALL FELONY COUNTS DISMISSED
    • Arrested for Domestic Violence CASE DISMISSED

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