Defending Against Theft Charges

Theft crimes can fall into one of two categories: petty theft or grand theft.

Petty theft includes charges such as shoplifting if the value of the property is $950 or less. Petty thefts are generally charged as misdemeanors. However, if the value of the property is less than $50, prosecutors may choose to charge this as an infraction. Infractions do not require jail time and the fines are minimal. Petty thefts can also be charged as a felony when the defendant has previously been convicted of a theft crime. Our job, as a skillful criminal defense firm, is to successfully strategize with you for all possible defense and mitigation options.

Grand theft involves property that has a value that exceeds $950. Grand theft is a wobbler, which means it can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the circumstances of the crime as well as your criminal record.

Regardless of the value of a car, all auto theft is considered grand theft as in grand theft auto.

Contact Our Attorney If You Are Facing Shoplifting Or Other Charges

Our lawyer can help you build a strong defense against all theft-related charges. Call us at 951-888-1574. You may also contact us online and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. From our offices in Riverside, we provide legal counsel to people throughout Southern California.