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Dublin, CA Theft Crime Lawyers
Defending Clients Who Are Facing Theft Crime Charges in Alameda County
Charged with the crime of theft? Under U.S. law, you have the right to fight your charges and defend your future with the help of an experienced attorney. Even if the evidence against you is hefty, our team can help negotiate for a favorable verdict.
Types of Theft Crimes
Theft is a crime that may not involve the loss of life, but it could lead to the loss of your freedom if you are accused. Thompson Garcia, A Law Corporation, has over six decades of combined experience in state and federal theft law, so you can rest assured that our team is prepared for whatever the prosecution may do.
Theft is an umbrella term for several crimes, including:
- Petty theft
- Grand theft
- Identity theft
Further categories include versions of the above crimes, like shoplifting, that may be charged as theft. In general, the severity of punishment depends on the value of the items stolen. For example, petty theft (which includes shoplifting), an item with a value under $100, may be charged as a misdemeanor rather than a felony. On the other hand, crimes like grand theft auto cross the boundaries of property value into a higher level of criminality. In these cases, depending on the methods used to steal the vehicle, an individual could face several years in prison and a felony conviction.
Have you been accused of a theft crime? Call Thompson Garcia, A Law Corporation, today at (510) 757-1878 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our theft crimes attorney in Dublin, CA.
Prosecuting Theft in California
Theft charges, particularly grand theft, can be wobblers which means they could shift from a misdemeanor to a felony depending on the circumstances surrounding the case.
To prove theft, the prosecution must clearly show that the defendant knowingly took property belonging to someone else without their consent. They must also show that movement occurred, meaning the item in question was moved from one location to another to hide the crime.
Using grand theft auto as an example, one of the most crucial points of these cases is whether the vehicle changed hands at any time. If the defendant allegedly sold the stolen car to another person, there are two crimes and two parties involved in the case: the thief and the buyer.
Purchasing stolen goods is only a crime if you know they are stolen, but if the prosecution has a clue that you may have had prior knowledge of the item’s origin, you could face harsher penalties.
What are the Penalties For Theft Crimes in California?
Theft charges can change based on additional evidence or insight that suggests more criminal intent. For example, stealing a computer from the office is one thing, but doing it as a way to cover up a larger embezzlement scheme is another.
In general, theft is punishable by fines and a minimum of six months in prison for misdemeanors or two years for felonies. Evidence is critical in these cases, and California law leaves enough room for prosecutors to stretch the facts or make conclusions in the absence of proof.
That is why it is critical that you have an experienced theft crime attorney on your side who understands the legal system.
Contact Our Theft Crime Attorneys Today
Being accused of a crime can be devastating, and your future may become uncertain. Theft cases are complex, and the evidence may be stacked against you for maximum effect, but Thompson Garcia, A Law Corporation, never shies away from a tough battle.
Our Dublin team of experienced and successful legal professionals is prepared to fight for you. We believe that no case is hopeless and that every client deserves a second chance which is why we tenaciously defend those who entrust their case to us. You do not have to face theft charges alone. Thompson Garcia, A Law Corporation, is prepared to explore every avenue of defense and pursue the most optimal result on your behalf.
Contact Thompson Garcia, A Law Corporation, today to get started on your defense with our Dublin, CA, theft crime lawyers.
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