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Riverside Theft Lawyer

At its simplest, theft is the act of taking something that belongs to someone else. Theft comes in many forms, from a teenager shoplifting sunglasses from the mall to a corporate executive embezzling millions from his company’s accounts. No matter what your circumstances are, if you have been charged with theft, you need representation from a criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you.

Our Riverside theft defense lawyers represent clients against all types of theft charges, including:

Our Riverside Criminal Lawyer Defends Misdemeanor and Felony Thefts

Theft can be either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances, but the punishments for either can be severe. If the items stolen are valued at under $400, it is usually considered petty theft and a misdemeanor—punishable by a $1,000 fine and probation or up to six months in jail. If the theft is of $400 or above, you could be on the hook for felony grand theft. If you are convicted, you could face prison time, fines of up to $10,000, and a strike against you in conjunction with California’s Three Strikes Law.

Fortunately, these sentences are not set in stone. A good criminal defense lawyer will go to work for you, investigating your case and uncovering evidence to build a solid case to challenge the prosecution. Whether it’s minimizing your charges, negotiating a favorable plea bargain, or a full acquittal, our lawyers work hard to get you the best results possible.

A theft conviction can follow you for years, setting you back in your career and your life goals. Fight that conviction by contacting us for a free consultation with a Riverside theft defense attorney today.