Have you been accused of stealing? Contact a grand theft defense attorney ASAP to protect your rights.
Being accused of stealing can really hurt your career and your reputation. This is especially true if you end up with a conviction on your record. You may find that prospective employers, landlords, and lenders are suddenly less interested in you. Don’t accept a grand theft conviction without a fight! Instead, call Chambers Law Firm for an aggressive defense.
Types of Grand Theft
Grand theft is the unlawful taking of someone else’s property, when that property is worth more than $950. There are four different ways that a grand theft can be accomplished:
- Theft by larceny—physically removing someone else’s property.
- Theft by false pretense—knowingly and intentionally deceiving someone so as to take ownership of their property.
- Theft by trick—using fraud or deceit to obtain possession (but not legal ownership) of someone else’s property.
- Theft by embezzlement—taking property that has been entrusted to you for your own benefit.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, including your criminal history, you could face misdemeanor or felony charges for grand theft. While a misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of 1 year in county jail, a felony could result in up to 3 years in state prison or more, if certain dollar amounts are exceeded.
Get the Best Defense Strategy for Your Case
At Chambers Law Firm, we know how to leverage all kinds of evidence, including forensic evidence and witness testimony, to create the strongest possible defense strategy for each client. Depending on which particular type of grand theft you are accused of, we will be able to focus on undermining different elements of the prosecution’s case, with the goal of convincing them to drop the charges or else amassing sufficient evidence that we can secure an acquittal in court.
If the evidence against you is strong, we can still provide an important service as your grand theft defense attorney by helping to negotiate a fair and favorable plea deal with the DA. For example, we may be able to substitute community service or probation for your jail time or even get your felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor, which will be much less damaging to your permanent record.
Call Now for Your Free Consultation
If you have questions about the grand theft charges you are facing, police and prosecutors aren’t going to answer them for you. You need to talk to an experienced grand theft defense attorney. You can do this for free by calling Chambers Law Firm at 714-760-4088 and requesting a consultation.