Glendale Theft Crime Attorney

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Within our modern society, a great value is placed on property and the rights that we hold to those assets. For individuals who are charged with the offense of theft, serious penalties will likely be imposed. Law enforcement invests a great deal of their work into recovering stolen goods and prosecuting individuals who are guilty of theft crimes. If you are under investigation for a theft crime, your first step should be to obtain aggressive representation from our Glendale criminal defense lawyer. You should remain silent and allow your representative to speak on your behalf.

Types of Theft in California

Theft is a offense covering a wide range of criminal actions that can either be charged as misdemeanors or felonies based on the value of the property that was allegedly stolen. Whether you have been caught shoplifting or you were arrested for robbing a bank, you can expect serious repercussions if convicted.

Under California law, common types of theft include:

  • Petty theft - Found under California Penal Code § 484 and § 488, petty theft involves theft where the value of goods is under $950. This is a misdemeanor offense.
  • Grand theft - When the value of goods allegedly stolen exceeds $950. Under § 487, it is stated that the defendant will face charges of grand theft.
  • Receiving stolen property - Penal Code § 496 states that it is a crime to either buy, sell, conceal, or withhold property that the person knows is stolen.
  • Burglary - Entering a structure with the intent to commit a felony is a crime governed by Penal Code § 459
  • Robbery - Penal Code § 211 makes it a felony (and a strike under California's Three Strikes Law) to take any property from another individual through force or threat of force.

If you are facing charges of theft, do not hesitate to contact our Glendale criminal defense lawyers at (818) 869-6643 today!

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