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Theft Crime Defense Attorney in Orange County

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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 at (888) 925-2727 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!

Our Case Results

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) 925-2727 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) 925-2727!

Track Record of Success

Take a Look at Our Most Recent Victories
  • Case Won DMV hearing win on a 0.20 blood alcohol level in a DUI case
  • Case Dropped to Misdemeanor DUI With Injuries
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty in 20 minutes on 4 counts of forgery on 2 different victims, even with a client's own confession!
  • Dismissed Dismissed - People v. Eloy A.
  • Dissmissed Dismissed - People v. Erick S
  • Dismissed Probation Termination - People v. Gustavo C.
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty verdict after only 30 minutes of jury deliberation in a vandalism case
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty verdict in an assault and battery case even after eyewitness testimony!
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty verdict on DUI with injuries, where client had a strike prior and was on felony probation!
  • Dismissed Dismissed - People v. Brian O.

Why Choose Us?

Top Reasons Why We Should Be Your First Call
  • Over a Decade of Experience

  • Successfully Handled Hundreds of Cases

  • Hands-On Approach to Each Case

  • "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers

  • Free Initial Case Evaluations

  • Fluent in Spanish and Tagalog

  • Payment Plans Available

  • Voted Client's Choice by Avvo

Our Commitment to Excellence

  • Premium Membership
  • Distinguished Counsel
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • American Institute of Criminal Law
  • Avvo Client Choice Award (2012-2016)
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • The  National Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers