Theft Crimes Lawyer in Santa Clarita, CA
Have You Been Charged with a Theft Crime?
Stealing items from a store, a home, or the possession of another can incur severe criminal charges, and consequently harsh penalties. If you have been arrested and charged with a theft crime, then you need the experienced representation of a Santa Clarita criminal defense attorney on your side who can help you to pursue a favorable outcome. Depending on the circumstances in which you were charged with theft, as well as the specific items and their value, you could face misdemeanor or felony charges, and incur harsh penalties for conviction.
Penalties Upon Conviction
Petty theft is the crime of stealing property valued at less than $950, anything above this and you will be charged with grand theft. Stealing a car of any value incurs a grand theft charge, as well as the theft of any firearm regardless of its value.
If you are convicted of petty theft, then you could face up to six months in jail, and fines up to $1,000. If you are charged with grand theft, then you could face either misdemeanor or felony penalties as this crime is a wobbler. Depending on the circumstances of your charge, and your criminal history, you could be charged with a felony. Misdemeanor penalties in this case can carry up to one year in jail, while felony penalties can carry up to three years in California state prison.
Call a Santa Clarita Theft Crimes Defense Lawyer
If you have been arrested and charged with a theft crime of any kind, even if you are charged with receiving stolen property, then you need skilled representation on your side that can provide you with the defense that you need.
Barnholtz & Kugler is prepared to defend your rights in a wide range of theft related crimes, including:
Our Santa Clarita criminal defense attorney understands the severity of the situation that you face, and you can be sure that we will stand by you throughout the duration of your case and work with you to pursue a favorable outcome.
Contact a Santa Clarita criminal defense lawyer from Barnholtz & Kugler for a free case evaluation today!
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