Hemet Theft Crime Attorneys
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Theft is defined as unlawfully taking the property, or withhold possession or right to property, of another person. If you are convicted of a theft crime in Hemet, potential punishments include jail time, fines or probation.
Our Hemet theft crimes lawyers handles the following theft-related cases:
- Employee theft
- Grand theft
- Identity theft
- Petty theft
Penalties For Theft In California
At first, the type and value of the stolen property will primarily determine whether it’s a misdemeanor or felony charge. California law calculates the value of stolen property by the fair market value of the property.
If any property with a value of $950 or less was stolen, it is classified as petty theft. A petty theft conviction is a misdemeanor, associated with a maximum jail sentence of six months and a fine of up to $1,000. Shoplifting is also a misdemeanor if the property value is under $950, resulting in a maximum jail sentence of one year. However, if the stolen property has a value of $50 or less, the offense could be considered as an infraction if the individual had no previous theft-related convictions. Nevertheless, any prior serious or violent convictions can lead to a felony charge.
Any theft of property with a value of $950 or more is categorized as grand theft. Depending on the situation, a grand theft conviction is associated with a maximum prison sentence of three years.
Serving Clients In Hemet And the Surrounding Areas
At Davis Wojcik Duarte, our Hemet theft crime lawyers possess the extensive knowledge of the law to help our clients navigate through the complexities of the legal system. With over 50 years of combined trial experience, our Hemet legal team can provide you with an aggressive and personalized criminal defense in order to significantly reduce the charges against you or have your case thrown out altogether.
Contact our firm for more information. We can be reached in Hemet at (951) 667-7883, and our offices in Temecula can be reached at (951) 335-4923.