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Atascadero Theft Crime Attorney

What is Considered Theft in California?

A person who is accused of intentionally and unlawfully taking another’s property may face theft charges. Our firm represents arrestees and suspects facing allegations for any theft crime, including shoplifting, petty theft, grand theft, robbery, carjacking, receiving stolen property, identity theft, fraud, forgery, and embezzlement. Our motto is to prepare, prepare, and prepare in order to provide more effective defense representation, even in the face of seemingly hopeless theft charges. We will work with you to find a real solution that works for you.

Two primary classifications of the theft crimes we handle are as follows:

  • Petty theft: theft of property valued at less than $950. This offense is a misdemeanor and may be punishable by up to 6 months in county jail and a fine of $1,000. If the value of property involved was less than $50, petty theft may be charged as an infraction.
  • Grand theft: theft of property valued at $950 or more. This is a felony offense in California, punishable by imprisonment in state prison for 16 months, 2 years, or 3 years.

Criminal Defense for Theft Charges in San Luis Obispo & Atascadero, CA

There are different crimes that fall under the general category of “theft.” These may be violent or non-violent and may involve money, property, or other valuable items or services. Theft may be committed by fraud or deception, by violence, or in a completely clandestine matter without the victim’s knowledge. Depending on the type of theft and the value of property involved, one may face misdemeanor or felony charges for such an offense.

Representing clients across Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, and the surrounding communities, we at the Law Offices of William Ausman take theft charges very seriously. Even a misdemeanor shoplifting conviction can have a considerable impact on one’s life well into the future. Our goal as Atascadero theft crime lawyers is to protect our client’s rights to the fullest extent, offering them the best opportunity at avoiding maximum penalties or a conviction in the first place.

For more information on theft charges, call our firm at (805) 919-8889.

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