Oakland Theft Crimes Attorney
Defending the Accused in Alameda County Since 1999
Are you facing theft charges in California? Being accused of any type of theft is a serious matter which can negatively affect your future. Theft crime convictions can destroy your reputation, threaten your future ability to find a job, and result in jail time, hefty fines, restitution to victims, immigration problems, and civil lawsuits.
Demetrius has handled hundreds of theft crimes cases. From petty theft and shoplifting, to robbery and major embezzlement cases involving hundreds of thousands of dollars. No matter what the circumstances of your theft crimes case, we can help.
Theft Crimes in Oakland
Our firm is experienced in defending all types of criminal charges connected with theft, whether misdemeanors or felonies. Our decades of practice and problem-solving approach have resulted in a strong track record of results. Theft can include the stealing of another’s personal property, money, merchandise, or the value of another’s services or labor.
California theft offenses can include:
- Petty Theft
- Grand Theft
- Receiving Stolen Property
- Auto Theft
- White Collar Crimes
What is Petty Theft?
Petty theft in California is defined as taking property valued at $950 or less. This can include shoplifting and is charged as a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in a county jail and/or fines of up to $1,000. A judge may award probation in lieu of jail time in a conviction of this misdemeanor. If you are charged with a second theft offense after a petty theft conviction, you may be facing a felony charge.
What is Grand Theft?
Grand theft in California is defined as taking property valued at $950 or more. This offense may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. Felony charges may result in prison time of 16 months, two or three years.Other consequences can include mandatory restitution to victims, civil lawsuits by victims, and immigration problems for noncitizens.
Experienced Theft Crimes Defense in Oakland
Obtaining the services of a capable criminal defense lawyer should be your first action when facing any type of theft allegation. Your future is too important to trust to an inexperienced, overworked, or hesitant attorney. Contact an Oakland theft crimes defense lawyer at Demetrius Costy Law for representation you can count on.
Theft offense charges should not be taken lightly. Contact Demetrius Costy Law at (510) 254-3945 for the legal assistance you need today.