Oakland Theft Crimes Attorney
Hard-Hitting Criminal Defense on Your Side
Theft charges (also known as larceny) can encompass a broad array of offenses. Any act that involves intentionally depriving another individual of his or her property can be charged as theft. Such acts can lead to misdemeanor or felony charges, and are punishable by:
- Jail time
- Criminal record
When you are facing theft charges, it is critical to have an experienced lawyer defend you. Our Oakland criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Torres & Caraves have over two decades of shared skill and knowledge in the area of theft defense. We can explore all of your possible options and work towards a favorable outcome.
We Handle All Theft Charges Throughout the Bay Area
The Law Offices of Torres & Caraves has experience representing a diverse range of criminal offenses, including theft all across the Bay Area, including San Jose, Hayward, San Mateo, and surrounding areas.
We can handle a broad spectrum of theft charges, such as:
- Writing bad checks
- Receiving stolen property
- Internet fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Identity theft
- Insurance fraud
- Robbery and armed robbery
- White collar crimes
The priority of our criminal defense attorneys is to push for a dismissal of your charges. We meticulously review cases and police procedures to identify whether any evidence was obtained illegally. Our attention to detail has made a difference in the outcome of many cases. We can also negotiate reduced sentences and charges, as well as defend our clients aggressively in front of a judge and jury. Protecting your future and preserving your interests are our focus.
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Penalties for Theft in California
California assesses theft penalties based on a number of factors, including:
- The value of goods stolen
- A person's prior record
- If any aggravating or mitigating circumstances were involved
In many cases, grand theft is also considered a wobbler in California, which means that the prosecutor can choose to charge you with either a misdemeanor or felony. If you are facing felony grand theft, you could be looking at more than a year in jail, fines, and a felony conviction. This is why it is important to have an attorney on your side - one who understands the impact on your future and who knows how to fight for the best possible outcome.
Proactive, Cutting-Edge Defense
The Law Offices of Torres & Caraves and our seasoned legal team is known for being proactive and always one step ahead of our opponent. Our Oakland criminal defense team includes a former prosecutor who understands the inner workings of the criminal justice system and how prosecutors prepare cases. We apply our deep experience and cutting-edge defenses to help our clients effectively challenge their charges.
If you have been arrested or are under investigation, contact our theft crime lawyers immediately for help.
Call (510) 953-5551 to schedule a case review.