Riverside Theft Crime Attorney
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Theft is unlawfully taking something that belongs to another with the intent
of permanently depriving the owner of his or her property. If the value
of the property, labor, or money you are accused of stealing is under
$400, you will be charged with a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six
months in prison, $1,000 in fines, or both. Whether you have been accused
of stealing a car off the street or stealing credit card information off
the Internet, if you are charged, it will be with some form of theft.
Those who steal goods valued at $400 or more will be charged with felony
or misdemeanor grand theft. If convicted, they can be sentenced to up
to a year in jail or prison. Carrying a firearm, entering a home, or being
involved in a street gang while committing theft enhances the seriousness
of the charges and the severity of the punishment.
From Shoplifting to Carjacking
The Riverside criminal defense lawyers at Blumenthal Law Offices represent
clients charged with all types of theft offenses, including:
Though petty theft is a misdemeanor, a second arrest for any type of theft
can be charged as a felony and counted as a strike against you in
California's three strikes system. That is why it is important to have an experienced
Riverside criminal defense attorney on your side.