Ventura Theft and Robbery Defense Lawyer
Theft and Robbery Charges
We Can Help Protect Your Rights in Court
In California, larceny, embezzlement, and stealing have all been categorized under the umbrella term “theft crime,” and being arrested for any of them can be an embarrassing turn of events. Even if the alleged crimes involves a low-valued item, it may be enough to warrant an arrest or conviction. Your reputation depends on selecting the right legal representation.
If you have been arrested for a theft crime in Ventura County, you may feel like you’re under the harsh scrutiny of the law with no say in the matter. However, with the help of a criminal defense attorney from The Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC, you can fight your charges and protect your rights.
Severity of Theft Crimes in California
The severity of the crime depends on the value of the items that were stolen. Most theft crimes are classified as misdemeanors, which means that the value of the stolen items is less than $950. Under certain circumstances, a misdemeanor may escalate to a felony with much more serious consequences. Whether a misdemeanor or felony, however, the penalties can be severe and long-lasting.
If convicted, a misdemeanor theft crime can result in the following:
- Up to $1000 in fines
- Up to six months imprisonment
- Restitution to the victims
- Community service
If the stolen item is worth more than $950, was taken directly off someone’s person, or involves denying deserved wages from an employee, it may be considered a felony. It is imperative that you retain an attorney who is familiar with the law and understands the most effective way to fight your charges.
Contact Our Experienced Theft and Robbery Defense Attorneys
At the Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC, we take pride in our criminal defense cases and we would like to prove that to you. Oftentimes in theft crime cases, the accused suspect simply didn’t understand the laws involved, or was wrongly accused altogether. No matter the circumstances, know that Attorney Ron S. Bamieh can work with you to build a strong case and obtain the justice you deserve. Our firm has maintained a “Superb” 10.0 Avvo Rating and plenty of client testimonials to further give you confidence in our team and what we can do for you.