Grand Theft

Theft of an item or money is usually filed as a Petty or Grand Theft.  The common distinction between the two is the value of the item or the amount of the money taken.  If this number is below $950, it is usually filed as a Petty Theft.  If the value of the item or the amount is above $950, the case usually becomes a Grand Theft case.  A Grand Theft case may be filed as a misdemeanor or as a felony.  Penal Code Sections 484, 487, 489, 490, and 490.5 distinguish the two thefts and also provide punishment for each.  Likewise, Section 490.1 allows for the case to be filed as an infraction if the value of the item is less than $50.

 

Grand Theft: Grand theft (California Penal Code Section 487).  Any theft crime with a loss amount over $950 can be charged as a Grand Theft.  The criminal violation of Grand Theft is applicable to any theft crime whether a White Collar crime or violent crime.  As such, Grand Theft is typically charged in a variety of cases along the underlying alleged criminal offenses.  Grand theft, however, is a wobbler meaning that it can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor.  This also means that if a person is found guilty of a felony Grand Theft, the conviction can be, later, reduced to a misdemeanor  and subsequently expunged.

 

Los Angeles Petty/Grand Theft Criminal Defense Lawyer

Retaining an aggressive, experienced and knowledgeable Los Angeles criminal defense attorney is the most important decision you can make.  A qualified Criminal Defense Lawyer can educate you as to your options, assist you in making critical life altering decisions, investigate the factors that led to your arrest, skillfully examine law enforcement personnel, and litigate the case.  Our firm has the qualified Petty/Grand Theft Criminal Defense Attorneys that will be in your corner, aggressively defending your rights with the goal of successfully fighting your criminal charges.  Petty/Grand Theft cases, specifically, require an exhaustive investigation into all aspects of the criminal allegations against you.  It is necessary to have a qualified Criminal Defense Attorney with experience in Petty/Grand Theft criminal cases to oversee your investigation of the entire case so that weaknesses in the government’s case can be identified and exploited for you benefit.

 

If you have been charged or under investigation in State Court for Petty/Grand Theft, please call us to set up an appointment for a FREE CONSULTATION so we can assess your particular case and provide you with the best legal advice on how to proceed.  Please allow us to offer you the assistance and support of a Criminal Defense law firm that has extensive experience with the State Court system as you face this most unfortunate experience. We are solely a Criminal Defense Law Firm. That is all we do and have done since our inception.

 

EARLY INTERVENTION BY COUNSEL IS KEY TO A PROPER DEFENSE

It is extremely important to have an experienced and knowledgeable Petty/Grand Theft Criminal Defense Attorney begin working on your case as early as possible.  Critical issues, such as how your particular case will be filed and what charges will be leveled against you, are decided, many a time, very soon after your arrest or during the investigatory period.  Early intervention gives our Criminal Defense Lawyers an opportunity to potentially reduce or dismiss the charges against you before the first court date.

 

If you find yourself in a situation involving grand theft and shoplifting please give the Criminal Defense Attorneys at Gurovich, Berk & Associates a call.  We have extensive experience dealing with law enforcement, the courts and with the prosecutors specifically involving Petty/Grand Theft.  Do not go to someone less qualified.  These are very serious accusations that carry severe punishment.  Moreover, we will charge you a flat fee for each particular portion of the case regardless of how long each portion takes.  We do not charge you by the hour or by the appearance.  This way you know exactly what you are paying for.   This way you do not get stuck with a huge amount in attorney fees at the end of the case that you did not anticipate.

 

Over the years, our Criminal Defense Lawyers have successfully represented numerous clients charged with Petty/Grand Theft as described above. We have observed that the longer one postpones in hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer, the greater the problem may become.

 

Please feel free to call for an initial FREE CONSULTATION in our office, or in the privacy and convenience of your own home, during which we can explore how best to defend and resolve your case. Our 24-hour telephone numbers are (818) 205-1555; (310) 288-0795; (626) 356-0447; and (213) 385-1555.

 

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