Get the best chance of receiving a charge reduction or diversion with help from Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove CA
Hiring an expert petty theft lawyer in Garden Grove CA rather than getting a public defender or waiving the right to representation is a very good idea. First of all, 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. Also, Dan is a truly dedicated Garden Grove 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
Depending on how many priors you may have and the strength of the prosecution’s evidence, it may be in your best interests to enter a guilty plea and seek a deal. In other cases, you may want to fight back in court. Here are some of the most common defenses that a Garden Grove CA petty theft lawyer might explore:
- 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
If charges are pending against you, don’t hesitate to call Chambers Law Firm 714-760-4088. We’ll set up a free consultation with expert Garden Grove CA petty theft lawyer Dan E. Chambers so you can learn more about how we can help secure the most favorable outcome possible in your specific case.