Theft Crime Lawyer for Ventura
Theft Crime Defense in Oxnard & Santa Barbara: (877) 378-6147
criminal offenses feature the component of theft, from simple shoplifting to armed
robbery. Theft is considered the illegal appropriation of another's
property without their consent, and with the intention of depriving them
of that property permanently. As a capable Ventura criminal defense attorney
I am able to fight for my clients in all types of situations, whether
it is a child that is accused of shoplifting, or it is a previously convicted
individual who is now facing allegations of robbery. These penalties should
not be taken lightly in any way as they can result in all types of penalties,
including jail time, costly fines, probation and other damaging repercussions.
Examples of Theft Crimes Santa Barbara
Some of the more prominent examples of theft crimes include:
- Fraud (including business fraud, insurance fraud, and real estate fraud)
- Receipt or purchase of stolen property
- Grand theft auto
- Grand theft firearm
Theft crimes can carry a wide variety of penalties, some of them very serious.
Should you find yourself facing charges for a theft offense, you will
want to secure legal representation from a Ventura criminal defense lawyer
as soon as possible. My name is Adam L. Pearlman, and I provide help to
individuals throughout Ventura who have been charged with theft crimes
of all types. As a former district attorney, I possess an intimate knowledge
of the Ventura County legal system, and I use that knowledge and experience
to provide high quality representation to my clients. If you are charged
with a theft crime, contact my offices today, and I will speak with you
about your charges in order to build a defense that is intended to secure
your complete exoneration.
Theft Crime Penalties in California
The penalties for theft crimes vary substantially, as some of these crimes
are considered much more serious than others. However, even small offenses
can result in heavy fines and jail time, and should the offense possess
an aggravating factor (such as use of a weapon in a robbery, or death
or injury caused to the victim) then the penalties can escalate very quickly.
Petty theft alone is a serious offense that can lead to a $1,000 fine and
six months in jail for a first offense. These are significant consequences
alone but they can be substantially increased for other theft crimes.
First degree robbery can lead to up to six years in prison or up to nine
years in prison if the offense was committed with at least two other people
in an inhabited building. A theft crime conviction can come at a high
cost and you may be left with considerable repercussions if found guilty.
Obtaining the services of a competent
Ventura criminal lawyer can help you ensure that you have the best possible chance of avoiding