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Have You Been Arrested for a Theft Crime?

Los Angeles Theft Crime Lawyers

Theft Crime Defense in Southern California

Have you been arrested and charged with a theft crime in Los Angeles, California? It is vital that you understand the various penalties that you could face, and the general severity of your situation. Without skilled legal representation, you could be convicted and could face jail or prison time, hefty fines, restitution, and many other penalties. At the Law Offices of Kenneth H. Lewis, you can be sure that you will receive personalized attention, and aggressive representation for the criminal accusations that you face.

Arrested for theft? Don't face your charges alone. Contact our Los Angeles theft crime lawyer today to start your defense.

There are many different types of theft crime including the following:

  • Petty theft
  • Grand theft
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Receipt of stolen property

If you are charged with stealing property valued at less than $950, then you will face petty theft charges. The crime of grand theft involves stealing property that is valued at more than $950. It is important to understand that there are some property crimes which will result in grand theft charges regardless of the value. Theft of a firearm automatically constitutes grand theft, as does theft of an automobile, regardless of value. If you have been arrested and charged with a theft crime, then you need skilled representation on your side as soon as possible.

How Much Money is Petty Theft?

In California, stolen property that is valued at $950 or less is considered petty theft. Generally petty thefts are misdemeanors if you have had no prior criminal record.

The possible penalties for misdemeanor petty theft include:

  • Up to a $1,000 fine
  • Up to six months in county jail
  • Or both

If the stolen property is $50 or less, the petty theft can be charged as an infraction. The possible penalty for petty theft charged as an infraction is up to a $250 fine.

Defending Your Rights in Court

Ken Lewis has 42+ years of legal experience serving the residents of Los Angeles, California who have been charged with a criminal offense. You can be sure that he is dedicated to helping you obtain the best possible results.

Contact our Los Angeles theft crime attorney today to discuss the charges against you, and to begin the process of building a strong defense to your case.

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