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Defense for Theft Charges in California

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.


Facing charges for a theft crime? Get the defense you need by contacting us today!


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 theft crime 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.

What is Considered Grand Theft in California?

Under California law, when the property stolen is valued at $950 or more it is considered grand theft. Grand theft is a felony crime punishable by three years, two years or 16 months in prison depending on the circumstances surrounding the case.

Also, if a motor vehicle is the property stolen, you can be charged with grand theft auto which is also a felony crime.

Get The Defense You Need Today

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

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

Some of Our Past Results
    • Charged with Battery on a Child / Child Abuse Case Dismissed
    • Arrested for Domestic Violence CASE DISMISSED
    • Charged with Being Drunk in Public Case DISMISSED.
    • Charged with White Collar Fraud Probation with home confinement.
    • Charged with Giving False Information Case Dismissed
    • Firearm in airport No criminal charges filed.
    • Charged with driving on a suspended license Misdemeanor dismissed, reduced to ticket
    • Charged with Felony Domestic Violence with Great Bodily Injury No Charges Filed
    • Charged with driving under the influence of drugs Case Dismissed
    • Fish and Game Violations Case Dismissed
    • Misdemeanor sexual battery Case Dismissed
    • Carrying a Concealed Knife Misdemeanors were dismissed.
    • Possession of brass knuckles Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Possession of a Firearm Felony Charge Dismissed
    • Charged with being drunk in public Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Cruelty to a Child Inflicting Injury CASE DISMISSED
    • Accused of sexual assault Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Reckless Driving DISMISSED
    • Arrested for Domestic Violence Case was dropped
    • Accused of Child Molestation CASE DISMISSED
    • Charged with Felonious Crime Case Diverted, No Charges Filed.
    • Charged with Criminal Threats Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Battery Case DISMISSED
    • Charged with possession of body armor Case Dismissed and no violation of probation
    • Arrested for Felony Arson All felony charges DISMISSED
    • Arrested for Violation of Probation ALL ALLEGATIONS WERE DROPPED
    • Charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon ALL FELONY CHARGES WERE DISMISSED
    • Charged with Illegal Possession Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Vandalism Case Dismissed
    • Fish and game violations Case Dismissed
    • Assault and battery Case Dismissed
    • Misdemeanor hit and run Case Dismissed
    • Charged with two counts, misdemeanor assault Case Dismissed
    • Charged with domestic violence Case Dismissed
    • Fish and Game Violations Case Dismissed
    • Accused of a Felony Criminal Threats Entire case was dropped
    • Arrested for a Felony possession DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED
    • Hit and run collision No criminal charges filed.
    • Charged with Multiple Felony Counts ALL FELONY COUNTS DISMISSED
    • Charged with Criminal Threats Charged Reduced
    • Charged with Petty Theft DISMISSED

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