Vista Theft Defense Attorney
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Being charged with a theft crime is stressful and having to answer questions from loved ones and friends can be disparaging. However, whether the charge is a misdemeanor or a felony, you should not wait to retain legal counsel.
Thankfully, the Vista criminal defense lawyer at the William L. Wolfe Law Offices is standing at the ready and will gladly discuss your case and your options.
Call us at (760) 621-7588 to schedule your free consultation.
Types of Theft Charges
There are different theft charges in the eyes of the California law, some of which are charged as misdemeanors and others are felonies.
Some examples of theft charges are:
- Grand theft
- Receiving stolen property
- Petty theft
Each charge carries a different sentence, depending on the defendant’s prior criminal history, violence, or injury. For example, a simple petty theft charge would carry a $1,000 fine and maximum six months in county jail for a defendant who had no prior criminal record and the total value stolen was under $950. Property stolen valued at more than $950 results in grand theft charge. Our theft defense attorney in Vista is prepared to defend any type of theft charge.
Defenses We can Use in Your Case
In order to be convicted of a grand theft charge, the prosecutor must prove that you intended to steal the item(s) in question. Our Vista theft defense attorney will determine which category your presumed innocence falls under.
If the property you took actually belonged to you, or you unwittingly thought it belonged to you, then you are not guilty. Similarly, if the owner of the said item(s) gave you permission to take custody of them, then you are not guilty. If you were falsely accused, set up, or framed for taking someone else’s property, then you are not guilty. Finally, you are not guilty of grand theft if you never intended to steal in the first place.
Protect Your Freedom & Your Rights
When it comes to protecting your freedom, no one takes the job more seriously than Vista criminal defense Attorney William L. Wolfe. He has the unique benefit of having been a homicide detective, deputy district attorney, and a criminal trial lawyer.
Put our team of exceptionally skilled consultants to work for you! Call the William L. Wolfe Law Offices at (760) 621-7588 today to discuss the particulars of your case.