Torrance Theft Crimes Lawyer
Fight with 20+ Years of Experience on Your Side
Theft is the taking of someone else’s property without their freely given permission. Theft crimes can include a wide range of criminal charges such as burglary, robbery, fraud and embezzlement, shoplifting and others.
In general, theft can be broken down into one of the following categories:
- Petty theft occurs when the value of the property stolen is worth $300 or less. Petty theft is a misdemeanor but can still be punishable by fines and a jail sentence of less than one year.
- Grand theft occurs when the property stolen is worth more than $300. Grand theft is generally considered a felony offense and, along with fines and restitution, may carry with it a state prison sentence.
Take the Next Step After a Theft Crime Arrest
If you have been arrested for a theft crime, the police and prosecution will aggressively pursue their case against you and can leave you feeling powerless to have any control over what happens to you. A theft conviction can negatively impact any future job prospects, credit applications and if you are an immigrant, your immigration status could be affected. It is important to remember that you do have rights and to protect those rights you need to contact a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles as soon as possible.
At The Law Offices of Decio Rangel Jr., our criminal lawyers have a unique understanding of how the prosecution will attempt to build their case against you. Our firm founder, Attorney Decio Rangel Jr., is a former prosecutor and has appeared on Good Morning America, ABC News, and CBS News providing cutting-edge legal commentary. Our firm passionately believes in your constitutional rights and will aggressively defend you against charges for a theft crime.
Superior Legal Counsel in Torrance, Manhattan Beach & Surrounding Areas!
Facing theft charges is a serious matter that can impact the rest of your life. If the charge is a felony a conviction and you have any previous convictions, a lapse in judgment where a theft is alleged to have occurred could lead to a severe prison sentence if it is a third strike. In any case, a criminal record can harshly limit future opportunities.
You have a lot at stake and it is very important that you have a skilled attorney by your side. Our criminal defense firm has the experience to methodically investigate your case and will ensure that your rights were not violated when you were arrested and charged. Our unique background enables us to tactfully negotiate with the prosecution seeking reduced charges or perhaps even a dismissal.
If necessary, our seasoned attorneys have the ability to energetically represent you at trial. We have established a successful track record over the past 15 years and we may be able to help you achieve the most favorable outcome possible when you are facing theft charges in Long Beach, Gardena, Inglewood, El Segundo, and throughout Los Angeles!