Get the best chance of receiving a charge reduction or diversion with help from Claremont CA petty theft attorney Dan E. Chambers
The typical penalty for a first-time misdemeanor petty theft conviction is summary probation, up to 6 months in jail, and/or a fine of up to $1,000. However, with help from expert petty theft attorney in Claremont CA Chambers Law Firm, you may be able to get the misdemeanor charge reduced to an infraction, which carries no jail time and a fine of no more than $250.
Why Choose Dan E. Chambers as your Petty Theft Lawyer in Claremont CA
No matter how simple or complicated your case may seem, it is always in your interests to have a skilled petty theft lawyer in Claremont CA on your side. Don’t waive your right to counsel, and don’t just assume the public defender will be good enough. Charge reduction and diversion are not automatic, but instead awarded at the discretion of the prosecutor. This means that you often need a persuasive attorney like Dan to convince the prosecution you deserve these privileges. Dan is a truly dedicated Claremont CA petty theft attorney who will work hard for you and actually care about the outcome of your case. An overworked public defender might not be so caring. Dan will devote ample time to building your case, and you can reach him directly at any time on his cell phone.
Possible Defenses for Petty Theft
If it is your first time being charged with petty theft, it is probably in your best interests to enter a guilty plea and go the charge reduction or diversion route. However, if the evidence against you is not strong, or if you already have one conviction, Dan E. Chambers can help you prepare an expert defense. With Dan as your Claremont CA petty theft lawyer, you can rest assured you will receive expert advice about your best options, including the possibility of using any of the following common petty theft defenses:
- You did not intend to steal or shoplift the item
- The item actually belonged to you or you reasonably believed it did
- The person who owned the item consented to you taking it
- The evidence against you was obtained illegally
- It was a complete case of mistaken identity
Call Now for a Free Consultation
For help with petty theft charges, call Chambers Law Firm 714-760-4088. We offer free consultations to help you learn more about how hiring Dan as your Claremont CA petty theft lawyer can help change your future.