Types of Theft Offenses

Defense Attorney in Long Beach, CA

There are serious consequences that an individual who is convicted of a theft crime in California could face. Depending on the type of crime committed, your criminal history, and various aspects of your case, you could be convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony. There are two categories in the state of California: grand theft, which is any theft of another's property or a theft of value over $400, and petty theft, which is any other theft crime.

The punishment you face for theft crimes can be quite severe. Some of the punishments meted out by the state of California are as follows:

  • Jail or prison time
  • Restitution
  • Fines
  • Community service
  • Probation

There is also the potential for civil suit, which can later be filed against you by the individual who was victimized by the theft crime or the victim's family. The term "theft offenses" pertains to many different types of criminal activities, including the following:

  • Breaking and entering
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Auto theft
  • Joyriding
  • Shoplifting

If you have been charged with any theft offense in California, it is very important that you speak with a Long Beach criminal defense attorney to discuss your defense options.

Defending the Criminally Accused

Our legal team is here to use our legal expertise to investigate every possibility of case dismissal if at all possible, as well as all other legal avenues to enhance any possibility of a good outcome for you. We will work closely with you to bring the case forward with your legal rights and your future as our top priority. Don't face such charges without a qualified attorney from our offices. You need a lawyer who knows exactly how the law works in California to help you through this very difficult legal problem. Contact our firm today to discuss your situation and to learn more about how we can help you.

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