Theft Crime Defense Attorney in Orange County
Burglary, Robbery, Shoplifting, Carjacking and More
Theft crimes are taken very seriously in the state of California. At the Law Office of Frances Prizzia, we have helped many clients that were facing theft crime charges. No one should ever have to face the criminal justice system without a seasoned attorney by their side. Being accused of a crime is frightening. It is not unusual for an individual to feel that he or she does not know where to turn.
Theft crime charges can be particularly damaging to an individual's life and can severely restrict your freedom. Having a theft crime on your record, even if it is not a serious one, can have long term negative consequences. Many employers will not hire those that have a theft crime on their record. In today's job market, it is important to ensure the attorney that takes on your case is qualified, experienced and highly skilled. Speak with an Orange County criminal defense attorney from the firm at your earliest convenience.
Previous Theft Case Victories
- Case Dismissed (People v. Richard T.) – Petty Theft/Shoplifting
- Case Dismissed (People v. Justin L.) – Grand Theft
- Case Dismissed (People v. Eloy A.) – Grand theft that was pled down to petty theft with no jail time
Read more about our previous cases, verdicts and settlements on our case results page!
Petty Theft vs. Grand Theft
In California, the crime of left is considered to be any time you unlawfully take someone else's property. However, there is a difference between petty theft and grand theft. The penalties grow significantly harsher if you are charged with grand theft, so it vital that you understand what types of theft charges you are facing.
- The stolen property is valued at $950 or less
- The property you stole is not a vehicle or firearm
- You did not take the property directly off of the owner themselves.
Shoplifting is the most common form of petty theft. In California, petty theft is considered to be a misdemeanor crime and it is punishable for up to six months in jail and/or up to $1,000 in fines.
- The property that you stole is valued to be worth more than $950
- You stole a car or a firearm
- You stole property directly off the owner (ex: mugging)
Shoplifting at high-end department stores or jewelry stores can also bring about grand theft charges in California. The maximum sentence for misdemeanor grand theft is one year in a county jail. However, felony grand theft charges can lead to 16 months, 2 years or three years behind bars.
Charged with Theft? Call (888) 392-8114 Today.
Need a lawyer for a theft crime case in Orange County? Our seasoned attorneys have successfully defended a wide variety of theft crimes. Having an attorney build a strong defense case immediately is one of the key aspects of your defense. Our lead trial attorney is fluent in Tagalog. As with any criminal defense case, time is of the essence. We understand the turmoil you are going through and would like to speak with you immediately so that you can better understand your best course of action at this time.
Our firm has successfully handled the following types of theft crime cases:
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No matter what kind of theft crime charges you are facing, it is in your best interests to have your case reviewed by a qualified attorney. We are passionate about protecting the rights of our clients and will fight for your cause from the moment we take on your case.