Los Angeles Theft Crimes Lawyer

Theft Crime Lawyer, Los Angeles & Orange County

If you or a loved one is facing a misdemeanor or felony theft crime in Los Angeles or Orange County, be very careful. Conviction can risk your freedom, job and future.

It is crucial to get an experienced theft crimes attorney on your side as soon as possible. All cases can potentially be won no matter how they may appear.

Our award-winning theft defense attorneys know how to fight to achieve the best possible outcome, reduce penalties, reduce or dismiss charges and keep you out of jail.

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Top Grand Theft and Petty Theft Lawyers

We have an exceptional record handling 1,000’s of theft and criminal cases: grand theft, petty theft, embezzlement, shoplifting, burglary, robbery, armed robbery, receiving stolen property, carjacking, vehicular theft, identity theft, check fraud and credit card fraud.

Proven Former DA Fighting For You

Our former government lawyers know first hand how police, courts and prosecutors operate and how they build theft crime cases in Los Angeles and Orange County. This inside knowledge helps us identify the best ways to win your case.

Don’t let an aggressive DA intimidate you into pleading guilty or accepting a harsh plea deal. Never underestimate the ability of the best theft crimes attorneys to help you.

Experience You Can Count On

Often it is not the facts of the case that result in the best outcome, but understanding the system, relationships and a skillful presentation of your case to the judge or DA. Our California theft lawyers not only know the system, they are at home in it.

You can go to court with confidence knowing our theft crimes lawyer has the skills and experience to aggressively defend you and achieve the best possible resolution.

We offer affordable fees and flexible payment plans.

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California theft laws

California theft laws define many ‘theft crimes’ that are either misdemeanor or felony charges depending on the alleged amount stolen and other facts. Some charges are wobbler offenses where DAs can choose whether to charge as a misdemeanor or felony.

The most common California theft laws charged are petty theft and grand theft:

  • Petty theft 484 pc: taking property or money valued less than $950.
  • Grand theft 487(a) pc: taking property or money valued at $950 or more.

Our Los Angeles theft crimes attorney is highly experienced in handling all California theft law crimes in the California Penal Code, including:

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Penalties for theft crimes conviction

The penalties for theft crimes in California vary widely based on:

  • The penal code charged,
  • What was stolen and it’s value,
  • Whether weapons were involved and anyone injured or threatened,
  • Whether the property was on a person,
  • If the theft occurred in a residence, and
  • The criminal history of the defendant.

Misdemeanor conviction penalties can include jail time and/or large fines. Felony convictions are much more serious with state prison time, restitution, substantial fines and other penalties.

Criminal convictions also can cause major problems with employment, holding professional licenses and being eligible for insurance.

“Crime of moral turpitude” affecting immigration

Most theft crimes are classified as crimes of moral turpitude under U.S. immigration law and can be deportable crimes for non-US citizens. Conviction for a crime of moral turpitude can have catastrophic immigration consequences, including:

  1. Loss of a non-US citizen’s right to become a US citizen.
  2. Loss of right to apply for a green card or visa.
  3. Loss of ability to even enter the United States.
  4. And in certain situations, deportation proceedings.

The intersection of criminal and immigration law is one of the most complex areas of law. Chudnovsky Law is a leading criminal immigration lawyer and recognized authority in defending foreign citizens to minimize immigration consequences of criminal charges.

Call (844) 325-1444 to speak with a Chudnovsky Law criminal defense attorney to get expert counsel on potential penalties and the best legal options to resolve your case.

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Theft crime statistics

State legislatures across the United States have had success in steadily reducing rates of theft crimes. But theft crimes are still a large scale issue in the U.S.

According to FBI data, for the entire United States in 2017 there were:

  • 759,750 arrests for larceny-theft, 296 arrests per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • 156,465 arrests for burglary, 61.7 arrests per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • 74,340 arrests for robbery, 29 arrests per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • 71,452 arrests for motor vehicle theft, 28.2 arrests per 100,000 inhabitants.

According to FBI data, in 2016 there were:

  • 64,739 arrests for larceny-theft in Los Angeles, California.
  • 18,591 arrests for motor vehicle theft in Los Angeles, California.
  • 15,821 arrests for burglary in Los Angeles, California.
  • 10,307 arrests for robbery in Los Angeles, California.

According to statistics from the California Department of Justice:

  • California’s robbery crime rate declined 21% from 172 in 2009 to 136.4 in 2018 per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • California’s property crime rates have been in steady decline since 1993.

Los Angeles

AT METROPOLITAN COURT

CERCA DE METROPOLITAN COURT

PRÈS DE METROPOLITAN COURT

1933 S Broadway #1100, Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 212-5002

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Orange County

NEAR HARBOR JUSTICE CENTER

CERCA DEL CENTRO DE JUSTICIA DE HARBOR

PRÈS DE HARBOR JUSTICE CENTER

23 Corporate Plaza Dr, Suite 150, Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 750-2500

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Long Beach

NEAR LONG BEACH COURT

CERCA DE LA CORTE

PRÈS DE LONG BEACH COURT

309 Pine Ave, Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 800-4080

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Santa Monica

BY SANTA MONICA PIER

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1541 Ocean Ave, Suite 200, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(424) 340-7220

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Cities Served

We represent clients throughout southern California from our Los Angeles and Orange County offices, including:

Los Angeles County: Alhambra, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Buena Park, Burbank, Culver City, El Segundo, Encino, Glendale, Hollywood, Huntington Park, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Pasadena, Pomona, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Van Nuys, Venice, Ventura, West Hollywood, West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills.

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Orange County: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster and Yorba Linda.

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Written by Tsion Chudnovsky, Robert Weinberg and David Stein.

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