Theft Crimes

Bay Area Theft Crime Attorney

Criminal Defense Lawyer Providing Trial-Proven Representation

If the police have accused you of stealing, whether it represents a significant amount of money or not, your future is at stake. Even a minor conviction can lead to fines and jail time. You may also face trouble finding work in the future, as many employers consider a theft conviction to be a deal breaker.

A theft crime can range from a simple misdemeanor to a felony for grand theft. Fortunately, an experienced lawyer can help you craft a strong defense.

There are a variety of arguments available to defend against theft charges:

  • You rightfully own the property in question
  • There was a mistake of fact or law
  • You have the owner’s consent to possess the property
  • Police entrapped you
  • Intoxication resulting in lack of intent to steal

Do not leave your liberty and financial future in the hands of the court. At Buenaventura Law Firm, our capable criminal defense attorney in Daly City will stand by your side throughout the process, aggressively fighting for your rights in front of a judge or jury. We have provided criminal defense representation in more than 100 jury trials, and we will put our experience to work for you.

Don’t let a theft crime charge steal your freedom. Contact Buenaventura Law Firm at (650) 727-6508 today for compassionate legal counsel.

Tailored Criminal Defense Strategy for a Wobbler Offense

California defines grand theft as theft of property valued at $950 or more, or theft of farm crops or aquacultural products valued at $250 or more. In California, grand theft is a “wobbler offense,” which means that prosecutors can choose to charge you with either a misdemeanor or a felony.

A prosecutor will base this decision on the circumstances of your case along with your previous criminal history. The choice is significant because the maximum penalty for misdemeanor grand theft is one year in county jail. The maximum penalty for felony grand theft is three years in county jail, along with the revocation of rights and privileges that come with a felony conviction.

If prosecutors have charged you with felony grand theft, we can petition the court to reduce your charge to misdemeanor grand theft. We have experience with theft cases big and small, and we can prepare and put forward a robust defense against the theft charge.

You deserve a Bay Area criminal attorney who fully understands the process and will fight for your liberty. Call Buenaventura Law Firm at (650) 727-6508 for a free consultation.

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