The penalties for theft in California depend on the value of the property stolen and the circumstances of the crime. If the value of the stolen property is less than $950, the theft is considered petty theft and is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. If the value of the stolen property is $950 or more, the theft is considered grand theft and can result in a prison sentence of up to three years.
In addition to jail or prison time and fines, a conviction for theft can have other serious consequences, such as a criminal record that can impact your ability to find a job, rent an apartment, or obtain a professional license. That is why it is critical to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side to fight for your rights and minimize the impact of the charges on your life.
If you are facing charges of theft, you need an attorney who understands the complex laws surrounding theft charges in California. An experienced attorney can review the evidence against you and determine the best defense strategy for your case. Depending on the circumstances, your attorney may be able to negotiate a plea deal to reduce the charges or avoid jail time altogether.
A good attorney can also help you navigate the criminal justice system and protect your rights at every stage of the process, from the initial arrest to the trial and sentencing. Your attorney can ensure that the prosecution follows proper procedures and that any evidence against you is obtained legally.
At the Law Offices of Steven K Bloom, we have the experience, knowledge, and resources necessary to provide top-quality legal representation to individuals facing theft charges in Orange County. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome for your case.
If you are facing charges of theft in Orange County, don’t wait to get the legal help you need. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys. We will review the details of your case and provide you with a comprehensive assessment of your legal options.