Everybody knows that it is wrong to steal, however, we all make mistakes, and at times, people are simply wrongfully accused of stealing property. No matter the circumstances of your case, if you are currently facing theft charges, you need the services of a knowledgeable Tehama County theft lawyer who can work to defend you, every step of the way. Whether you’re facing simple theft charges or felony theft charges, Cohen Criminal Law is here to help. Contact our firm today to learn more about how we can assist you.
Why Hire a Tehama County Theft Lawyer?
If you’ve been charged with a theft crime, you need a Red Bluff criminal lawyer who has decades of criminal law experience handling such cases. You have just found the right lawyer in Attorney Cohen, who will fight for his clients’ futures and reputations, and he is ready to fight for you, too.
Types of Theft Crimes in California
Here in California, theft is also referred to as larceny. Essentially, larceny is a crime against property, and is defined as an individual having the intent to permanently take or deprive property from its rightful property owner. The state of California recognizes various forms of theft, including the theft of money, personal property, real property, and the value of labor or services.
Consequences of a Theft Conviction in California
California recognizes two primary types of theft: petty theft and grand theft. Essentially, if you allegedly stole property valued at $950 or less, you will face petty theft charges. Upon conviction, you may face up to six months of incarceration and a potential $1,000 fine. You should also note that if you are accused of stealing property worth less than $50, you may face a misdemeanor charge, warranting a potential $250 fine.
If you are accused of stealing property worth more than $950, you will most likely face charges of felony grand theft. Upon conviction, you may face either felony sentencing or up to one year in county jail. If you receive felony sentencing, you will face anywhere between six months to three years of incarceration. Additionally, if you are someone with previous theft crime convictions on your record, you will likely face harsher penalties, including serving your term in state prison.
Contact Our Tehama County Theft Lawyer
If you’ve been charged with a theft crime, you have a lot on the line, including your reputation. Our firm works tirelessly to disprove theft charges on behalf of our clients in an effort to have their charges mitigated or dropped altogether, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact Cohen Criminal Law today to schedule your initial, free, consultation with our firm.