Theft Crimes

To prove theft, a prosecutor MUST PROVE beyond a reasonable doubt that you have committed the crime. Because of that, our first step in all of our criminal cases, but especially theft cases is to scrutinize every piece of evidence they have and find the holes in their argument. Many times it is very difficult for prosecutors to

What is Theft?

It is illegal to take anything of value that does not belong to you without the consent of the owner. We understand not all theft is so cut and dry though. You may be facing theft charges from a number of situations, including receiving stolen property.

Depending on the property that was stolen, the manner in which it was taken and the worth of it often help determine how a theft crime will be prosecuted.

Theft can occur in several manners and includes not only when a person physically takes another person’s item or items and walks away with them, but also includes embezzlement, theft by false pretenses (such as identity theft) and theft by trickery, such as hiding items within an item you are purchasing, or switching price tags on an item. Even a case like petty theft, which is usually a misdemeanor, can be charged as a felony on a second offense.

Some of the Most Common Theft Cases We See

What Should I Do?

If you are facing a theft charge, the most IMPORTANT thing to do is to KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT and call us immediately! What you don’t say can’t be used against you. What you do say, however, can be construed to mean the exact opposite of what you wanted to say. Call southern California’s theft attorneys today for a free, initial consultation.

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If you are charged with theft or are being investigated for theft, it is CRUCIAL to obtain an AGGRESSIVE, DEDICATED California criminal defense lawyer who can thoroughly investigate your case and who can prepare your case to obtain the best outcome. Although some theft charges are misdemeanors, many can be felonies and can carry serious consequences. You should not be treated like a hardened criminal.

No matter what, DO NOT SPEAK to ANYONE until you have attained experienced attorneys to defend you and protect your constitutional rights. Do not talk about what happened, especially with law enforcement. You may do more harm than good by speaking with them.

Whether you are facing theft charges in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, San Diego County, Santa Barbara County, Riverside County or San Bernardino County, we can assist you. Contact the The Criminal Defense CA Firm today to discuss your case.

More Information

Theft Penal Code 484-502.9