Top-Rated Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer for Theft Charges
Top-rated Los Angeles attorney Bruce Richland has successfully defended those facing theft and shoplifting charges for more than 20 years. Theft is a crime of moral turpitude that can hinder a person’s ability to find a job or a place to live. Those charged with theft crimes should reach out to our experienced theft attorneys at The Law Offices of Bruce Richland, P.C. immediately in order to preserve any defenses their case may have.
Have You Been Arrested for Committing A Theft Crime in California?
If you answered yes, then you need immediate assistance and representation of an experienced Los Angeles defense attorney.
Bruce Richland and his team have the knowledge and skills you need to defend your rights. Consultations can be provided for anyone facing theft charges. There are many different ways to win a theft case, but only an experienced attorney specializing in theft cases can ensure the best change of dismissing your theft case. If you are facing theft crime charges, contact us today to discuss your case confidentially.
Many theft crimes that occur in California come with serious legal consequences. Below are a few theft related crimes that, if convicted, can result in severe punishments:
- Identity Theft – Using someone’s personal information (SSN, Driver’s License, or Identification Card) without consent or permission to commit fraud
- Petty Theft – Knowingly stealing another person’s property (stolen property worth less than $400)
- Grand Theft – Stealing the goods of another person (equal to $400 or more in monetary value)
- Burglary – An individual who breaks into a building with the intent of committing a felon
There are other serious theft-related crimes that include the misuse of public funds, counterfeiting, first and second-degree burglary, embezzlement, bribery, receiving stolen property, and artwork theft. Most theft crimes have standard penalties; however, jail terms and fines may drastically increase depending on the situation. Factors that can worsen the punishments include: committing a theft crime with a firearm/weapon, as well as injuries or deaths of others as a result of the theft crime.
Whether or not you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, it is important to get proper legal representation right away. Your future and freedom depend on it. If you are convicted of a theft charge in California, you will most likely serve a jail or prison term, and/or pay high monetary fines. To avoid these repercussions, contact us today. The Law Offices of Bruce Richland, P.C. has a high success rate of getting charges dropped, sentences reduced, and obtaining other alternatives to jail for clients.