Murrieta Theft Crimes Defense Attorney
Reputable Criminal Defense Representation in Riverside County
Theft crimes are considered crimes of moral turpitude and can pose problems when seeking employment, state licenses or certifications, or as an immigrant seeking a green card or U.S. citizenship. With potential for jail or prison time, fines, and more, you will want to fight the charges with the most comprehensive defense possible. The quality of your legal representation in such cases is extremely important if you wish to optimize your chances for a favorable result.
At John Pozza Attorney at Law, PLC, we know that your future may depend on our dedication and effort. Our team works diligently to provide you with experienced and determined legal advocacy every step of the way, from police questioning to courtroom trial. John Pozza is well-versed in the laws and procedures pertinent to your case. We can help you navigate the system as we fight for your future and freedom both inside and outside the courtroom.
Theft Crimes in California
California state law defines theft as the willful taking of another’s property without their permission. It can involve stealing money, personal property, real property, or the value of another’s services. Depending on the crime, theft can carry penalties of years of imprisonment, fines, restitution to victims, community service, probation, and counseling.
Examples of theft include:
- Auto theft
- Identity theft
- Robbery, including armed robbery
- Credit card fraud
Petty Theft Charges
Under CA Penal Code 488, Petty theft is the stealing of property valued under $950. A violation of this statute is classified as a misdemeanor. The circumstances surrounding this offense including your previous criminal history, if any, will dictate whether you face an increased felony charge.
Petty theft penalties include:
- Up to 6 month in county jail
- A maximum fine of $1,000
Grand Theft Charges
Grand theft is the stealing of property or services valued at $950 or more and could be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. You can be charges with grand theft for embezzling from a employer or shoplifting from jewelry store.
Grand theft penalties include:
- Up to 5 years in jail
- A minimum fine of $1,000
- Restitution to property owner
- A minimum of 12-month probation sentence
Talk to Our Murrieta Criminal Defense Lawyer about Your Case
When faced with an investigation or formal charge regarding theft, it is best to act quickly in getting trusted legal support. You will want to avoid making mistakes or inadvertently harming your case. We recommend that you contact John Pozza Attorney at Law, PLC as soon as possible so that we can provide the protection and defense you need at this critical time.
Request a consultation about your case at (951) 749-5598 today.
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