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Theft Crime Lawyer for Ventura

Theft Crime Defense in Oxnard & Santa Barbara: (877) 378-6147

Many 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:

  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Embezzlement
  • 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.

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 these consequences.

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.

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Former Prosecutor

Part of the legal process you may face involves arraignments, preliminary hearings and other court related matters. I have extensive jury trial experience and have conducted hundreds of these types of court procedures. I am also very familiar with the prosecutors and have a unique insight into how they think and make their decisions. This will enable me to provide you with the dedicated and knowledgeable defense you will need.

I can provide the resources to fully examine your case and investigate the charges against you in order to challenge any evidence obtained illegally. A conviction can result in fines, probation, community service, and jail or prison time. Don't let this happen to you. Your freedom and future are at risk, so you must call now to get the help you need.

  • Over 25+ years of Legal Experience
  • Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
  • Former Prosecutor
  • Handled Thousands of Criminal Cases
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  • Free Initial Consultations Available