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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.

Have you been arrested for stealing? Get a former public defender on your side. Contact the Law Office of Frances Prizzia today to get your case reviewed for free!

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.

Petty Theft:

  • 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.

Grand Theft:

  • 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:

Searching for a lawyer for a theft crime case in Orange County, CA?

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.

Contact an Orange County criminal defense lawyer immediately if you are facing charges for a theft crime and need help. Call us today at (888) 392-8114!

  • Track Record
    of Success

    As one of Orange County's premier criminal firms, we've successfully handled hundreds of cases.

    Read About Our Victories
  • Trusted &
    Experienced

    Let the words of our past clients help you decide if we are the right law firm to represent you.

    Client Testimonials
  • Accused of
    Domestic Abuse?

    We are familiar with defending against false accusations. Our firm knows how to build a solid defense.

    Accomplished Defense
  • Contact Our
    Office Today

    We know every case is unique, which is why we offer representation tailored to meet your needs.

    Protect Yourself

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Law Office of Frances Prizzia
Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney
Located at: 5000 Birch Street,
Suite 3000,

Newport Beach, CA 92660
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