While theft is a serious charge, it does not necessarily mean that you are a bad person. Theft charges can easily be the result of a mistake or misunderstanding. Sometimes, for example, a person is accused of theft while still in the store and in fact intended to pay for the item all along. Or maybe your child put something in your purse when you weren’t looking, and you didn’t even know it was there.
There are so many ways for charges to be leveled mistakenly or inappropriately. As a result, it is important to find an attorney who is willing to put in the work required to develop a thorough understanding of your case. We believe that people deserve second chances and that errors in judgment should not be punished with maximum consequences that may include:
Our goal is to have your theft charges reduced or dismissed so that you can move on with your life. This may mean exploring options for alternative penalties such as diversion programs or restitution. We will analyze your case meticulously, identify the options that make the most sense for your situation, and zealously pursue the best possible outcome.
Theft is a fairly basic concept; however, this does not mean that crafting a defense against the charges is also simple. On the contrary, there are many possible factors to theft charges that can make these cases extremely complicated. Depending on your criminal record, what was “stolen,” and other factors, theft is a charge that can be made at either the misdemeanor or felony level. Types of theft charges in California include, but are not limited to:
Don’t let your future be placed in jeopardy by overzealous store security guards, police officers, or prosecutors. They are not on your side. The only person who is on your side when you are facing criminal charges is your defense attorney.
If you have been accused of shoplifting or other theft-related crimes, bring your questions and concerns to our office for a free consultation. We serve Sacramento, Oakland, and all of the San Francisco Bay area.