Orange County Theft Crime Attorneys

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyers

A theft crime – petty theft, grand theft, grand theft auto, fraud, larceny, shoplifting, identity theft, embezzlement, etc. – is a crime which involves taking another’s property without their permission or knowledge, with the intention of permanently depriving him or her of it. Theft crimes can also include violent and serious crimes such as robbery, carjacking or burglary, which often count as a “strike” under California’s Three Strikes Law. At Coffey & Coffey, we handle all types of theft charges throughout Orange County, including Fullerton, Laguna Niguel, Westminster, Santa Ana and Newport Beach.

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When facing any criminal charge, an attorney is your only way of securing your freedom. Without an experienced attorney, you will be left high and dry, attempting to defend yourself from serious accusations and criminal offenses which carry heavy penalties. Because theft crimes encompass such a large number of offenses, you could face penalties ranging from community service to years in a California state prison. Either way, regardless of the specific charges you face, an Orange County criminal defense attorney at Coffey & Coffey can offer you a free case evaluation to discuss what can be done about your particular case.

Misdemeanor Theft Charges in Orange County, California

Petty theft, such as shoplifting, is a crime which involves taking property that is valued at up to $400. This is most often charged as a misdemeanor and sentencing may include community service, fines, restitution and a sentence in county jail for a maximum of 12 months. If the accused has no prior convictions and no other crimes were committed during the theft, he or she will likely receive minimum penalties.

Even in the case of a petty theft charge, a criminal defense lawyer is of the utmost importance. It is more than likely that the prosecution will pursue maximum penalties for your charges, and the way to avoid them is to have a lawyer on your side that can defend your rights.

Felony Theft Charges in Orange County, California

Grand theft involves the theft of property valued at more than $400. Grand theft, in addition to violent theft crimes such as robbery or carjacking, is charged as a felony offense and may count as a “strike” on your criminal record, resulting in double the penalties if you are convicted of another violent or serious felony in the future. California law is harsh in its dealings with those accused of violent crimes, and you will need an attorney on your side who can help you avoid maximum penalties. If you are convicted of robbery, for instance, you may face up to 9 years in state prison, and 10 years more if a firearm was used in the commission of the crime. With representation by an experienced criminal defense lawyer at Coffey & Coffey, you will have the assistance of a professional who can help you avoid these penalties.

Contact an Orange County theft crimes attorney at Coffey & Coffey today!