Theft Crimes

Any time an individual takes property that does not legally belong to them, a theft crime has been committed. In the state of California, there are a wide range of theft crime charges, ranging from relatively minor to very serious. If you are being charged with a theft crime, it does not necessarily mean you are guilty. There are mistakes made all the time in law enforcement, and it is up to you to fight for your good name and reputation. Contact our office today to discuss the details of your case and how we can help you defend yourself in court.

Among the many examples of theft crimes that can be committed in California are the following -

  • Burglary
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Larceny
  • Petty Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Robbery
  • Grand Theft
  • Receiving Stolen Property

Petty theft is on the low end of the spectrum and is a misdemeanor charge that will rarely result in jail time (unless you have a long criminal history). If a crime is classified as grand theft, however, the charge may be a felony and there could be a significant jail sentence attached to a conviction.

The crime of receiving stolen property is a unique one because you don’t have to actually steal the property to be guilty. If you purchase goods from another party while knowing that those goods are stolen, you are guilty of receiving stolen property and can be charged with a misdemeanor. The severity of the charges will depend on the value of the goods in questions and any prior criminal history.

For any kind of theft crime charge, you will want to retain qualified legal council right away. Somera Law Group is experienced in defending these kinds of charges, and would love to go to work on your behalf. We look forward to speaking with you soon.