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Newport Beach Theft Crime Defense Attorneys

Arrested for Theft in Orange County, CA? Let Right Choice Law Help!

Theft crimes involve taking someone else’s money or property without the owner’s consent. There are variety of theft crimes in California and considered either misdemeanors or felonies, based on the facts and circumstances of the case. A conviction of any theft crime is punishable by jail or prison time, fines, civil lawsuits, and even a criminal record that can be disclosed in background checks.

If you have been accused of a theft crime in Orange County, Right Choice Law can help you determine your available legal options and find the best possible outcome in your case. Our Newport Beach theft crime defense lawyers have over 75 years of collective experience providing clients with effective and personalized legal solutions.

Our firm handles the following types of theft crimes in Orange County:

For more information about our legal services, call us today at (949) 265-7005 and schedule a free consultation.

What are California Theft Laws?

In order to be convicted of a theft crime, the prosecution must prove: (1) you took possession of another person’s property; (2) the property owner did not give you permission to take the property; (3) you intended to keep the property permanently or for a significant time after intentionally take it; (4) you moved the property – no matter the distance – and had it in your possession for a short time.

Punishment for theft can range from misdemeanors like petty theft that carries a maximum jail term of six months to felony offenses like first-degree burglary that are punishable by imprisonment for up to six years. Even a misdemeanor conviction can have a substantial negative impact in your life.

As we mentioned before, a theft conviction can result in a permanent mark on your criminal record that all employers can see when they conduct background checks. Furthermore, getting convicted can also lead to deportation if you are an immigrant.

One of the most important decisions you must make is hiring the right Newport Beach criminal defense lawyer for your case, especially one that has successfully helped clients in a similar position as you.

Our Newport Beach theft crime defense attorneys may be able to use one of the following defenses to either get your charges/penalties reduced or your entire case dismissed:

  • No intention to commit theft or permanently keep the property

  • The allegedly stolen goods belonged to you or you believe you had the right to the property

  • The property owner gave you consent to take the property

  • You are falsely accused of theft

Get the Right Lawyers on Your Side Today

Our firm is comprised of former prosecutors who have handled thousands of cases, including a wide range of theft crimes. We can conduct a thorough investigation into your case, gather evidence, and build a strong and aggressive defense on your behalf to get the most favorable outcome. Take a look at our case results and client testimonials to learn more about how we help clients facing serious charges.

Contact us today to discuss your case with our legal team.

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