Theft Crimes

Theft Crime Defense Attorneys

Theft Crime Defense is complex. If you have been charged with a Theft crime it is essential to obtain an aggressive and skilled criminal defense attorney with experience in defending these type of crimes as soon as possible in order to obtain the best results for your case. Wilber Law Office offers aggressive experienced Theft Crime Defense in Sonoma, Marin, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, and Solano counties.

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Theft Crimes

Theft crimes can range from relatively minor to serious felonies with grave repercussions. A theft crime is defined as the unlawful taking of personal property from another without that person’s consent. It can be accomplished in a variety of ways and there are numerous crimes that fall into this category.

The Types of Theft Crimes Wilber Law Offices Is Experienced in Handling Include:

  • Petty theft (taking of personal property without the consent of the owner, valued at $950 or less)
  • Shoplifting
  • Grand theft (taking of personal property without the consent of the owner, valued at greater than $950)
  • Auto theft
  • Robbery
  • Burglary (commercial and residential)
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Identity theft
  • Check or credit card fraud

Penalties for Theft Crimes

You can be charged with a theft crime even if you have already returned the property. The key element is what your intent was at the time of the taking. Theft crimes are complex and nuanced and require a dedicated, experienced attorney on your side to look at all the facts and possible defenses. The penalties for misdemeanor theft crimes can range from simple probation to a year in jail, including fines and paying restitution for the stolen items. If you are a first time offender, you may be eligible for diversion on the charges, which would earn a dismissal of your case. More serious charges, like embezzlement or grand theft, can result in prison sentences, repayment of restitution, fines, counseling, formal probation and/or community service. Theft crimes are priorable, meaning they become more serious with each new charge.

Don’t hesitate! Contact an experienced Santa Rosa theft crimes attorney from Wilber Law Offices at (707) 527-3451 today to help you figure out what your unique case needs and get started on your defense.