Theft cases are generally divided into two categories petty theft and grand theft. Petty theft are those cases involving stolen property of less than $400.00, while grand theft is generally reserved for stolen property of $400.00 or more. Property is not limited to physical or tangible things as it can include things such as credit and identity. Theft is a serious offense in Orange County. Grand theft is punishable by state imprisonment if charged as a felony. Given the serious consequences associated with a theft charge, the first call you should make is to a leading criminal defense attorney. Call us today at (714) 525-4457.
Prior theft cases in Orange County
Being arrested for a second or subsequent offense theft case can result in the prosecutor charging the matter as a felony even if the present theft case does not involve stolen property of over $400.00. In all theft cases an attorney may be able to work out a civil compromise with the aggrieved party. A civil compromise can result in a dismissal of the charges. Without the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer you may face the maximum penalties available under the law. You could lose your property, job or even your freedom.