Theft Crimes Defense Lawyer Serving Lancaster
Also Serving Palmdale, Quartz Hill & the Surrounding Areas
Whether you are charged with a low-level misdemeanor or a felony theft, a conviction will result in a permanent criminal record that can jeopardize your future in terms of obtaining a job or professional license, renting an apartment, or acquiring educational aid. It can also have negative consequences for noncitizens in immigration matters.
Any theft charge should be handled by a competent criminal defense attorney who has experience with the local court system and who genuinely cares about your case. At Law Office of Jesse P. Duran, we have a long-standing reputation for the high quality of knowledge, skills, and determination we bring to every client.
Theft Crimes in California
Just because you are charged with a crime does not mean you are guilty. There are many options available to help you get through these challenging times. Along with our firm’s legal acumen, we have built beneficial relationships with local judges, prosecutors, and court personnel that can be advantageous to your case.
Theft crimes we handle include:
- Petty theft
- Grand theft
- Grand theft auto
- Receiving stolen property
- Passing bad checks
Petty theft involves the taking of property, goods, or services valued at $950 or less. This type of theft carries a misdemeanor charge punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. In cases where the value of the stolen property is $50 or less, it may be charged as an infraction carrying a fine only of up to $250. In cases of shoplifting, you may also face a civil lawsuit from the retailer seeking damages of $50 up to $500 along with the retail value of whatever was stolen.
Stealing property valued above $950 is generally charged as a felony carrying penalties of either 16 months, 2 years, or 3 years in prison depending on the facts and circumstances of the crime. In cases where the item stolen is a vehicle, it can be charged as grand theft auto which is a felony.
Count on Law Office of Jesse P. Duran for Personal Attention
Our firm works diligently to help you avoid the damaging consequences of a theft crime conviction. We have experience and a long track record of successful results in theft crime charges throughout our many years of practice. Let us put our knowledge and skills to work in your defense.
Get in touch with by calling (661) 903-8056 to get experienced legal help today.