Get the best chance of receiving a charge reduction or diversion with help from Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana CA Dan E. Chambers, 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 Santa Ana CA
Hiring an expert petty theft lawyer in Santa Ana CA rather than getting a public defender or waiving the right to representation is a very good idea. You need a good attorney like Dan because the prosecution will not necessarily automatically enroll you in a charge reduction or diversion program. Instead, your attorney will have to convince them to go easy on you. By hiring Dan as your Santa Ana CA petty theft attorney you know you will be getting a truly dedicated professional on your side, not some overworked public defender who is just going through the motions. You can rely on Dan to leave no stone unturned in the effort to resolve your case favorably, and you can always reach him on his cell phone with questions.
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 Santa Ana 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. We offer free consultations to help you learn more about how hiring Dan as your Santa Ana CA petty theft lawyer can help change your future.