Theft crimes, including shoplifting, burglary and auto theft, carry serious consequences. If convicted of a theft crime, you could face fines and possibly years in prison. Furthermore, the mark on your criminal record could affect your life for years to come.
San Bernardino & Riverside Theft Defense Attorneys
At Greenberg & Greenberg, our San Bernardino & Riverside theft attorneys provide skilled criminal defense representation to people who have been accused of theft crimes. We have more than 40 years of experience handling criminal defense matters and know the successful strategies for theft defense cases.
Contact us today online or by telephone at (909) 888-2281 to speak with one of our Riverside theft attorneys. We represent clients throughout Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.
San Bernardino & Riverside Grand and Petty Theft Charges
From retail theft (shoplifting), to breaking and entering, to auto theft, to the burglary of a home, property crimes carry serious consequences. In addition to possible jail time, a conviction on your record can come back to hurt you on any job applications and other facets of your life.
Under California law, theft is divided into two broad categories, grand theft and petty theft:
Grand Theft in San Bernardino & Riverside
Grand theft involves the theft of property valued at $950 or greater. Stolen firearms or property stolen off another person are also considered felony grand theft crimes. If convicted of grand theft, you could face up to three years in prison. If the amount was more than $50,000, you could face another one or two years.
Petty Theft in San Bernardino & Riverside
If the amount was less than $950, the crime is considered petty theft, a misdemeanor charge that carries a sentence of up to six months in jail and up to $1,000 fine.
Stealing Services, Intellectual Property and Other Non-Physical Properties
Theft does not have to involve physical items. Theft charges can be leveled against people for stealing services, intellectual property and other types of property. If you have been accused of theft in San Bernardino or Riverside, our criminal defense lawyers can help you mount a creative and aggressive defense. We are committed to helping you achieve the most favorable outcome possible, whether it is dismissal of charges, reduced charges, alternative sentencing or acquittal by jury.
Contact a Theft Attorney Today!
If you have been charged with a theft crime and need a strong criminal defense, we are here to help.Contact us today online or by telephone at (909) 888-2281 to speak with one of our knowledgeable San Bernardino & Riverside theft crime defense lawyers. We offer free initial consultations and our phone is answered 24 hours per day. All calls are returned promptly.