Newport Beach Theft Crimes Defense Attorneys
Orange County Theft Crimes Defense Lawyers with 100+ Years of Experience
Theft conviction in California can be disastrous to your future goals, such as finding a job, getting a professional license, and getting approved for loans. Although theft convictions can be expunged, they will still show up on background checks. Employers generally steer clear of individuals and applicants with theft records, making it difficult to get a job after being convicted of theft.
A skilled Newport Beach theft crimes attorney from Corrigan Welbourn Stokke, APLC can defend you if you are charged with theft. Our legal team has over 100 years of experience protecting the rights of people throughout Orange County. We have handled high-profile cases and have extensive trial experience. Our attorneys may be able to help you reduce or even dismiss your charges to protect your future.
Contact our Newport Beach theft crimes defense lawyers today for a free consultation at (949) 251-0330!
Theft Crimes Penalties in California
A theft offense is considered a crime of “moral turpitude.” This means that the state license boards cite theft convictions as the primary reason to deny licenses and certifications. Some licenses that may be denied include contracting permits, nursing licenses, or real estate licenses. Theft convictions also pose consequences for immigrants seeking a visa or green card of attempting naturalization in the United States.
There are several types of theft identified by California law, including:
- Petty Theft: This is when a person takes property valued up to $950. Petty theft is often charged as a misdemeanor but can be charged as a felony if the individual is a repeat offender.
- Grand Theft: This is when a person takes property valued more than $950. This offense can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.
- Grand Theft of a Firearm: Any theft of a firearm constitutes grand theft, regardless of the gun’s value. This type of theft is always charged as a felony.
- Grand Theft Auto: Any theft of an automobile is considered as grand theft, regardless of the actual value of the vehicle.
- Auto Burglary: This is when a person breaks into a locked vehicle with the intent to steal.
- Embezzlement: This is the wrongful taking or misappropriation of property entrusted to an individual by the owner.
- Receiving Stolen Property: This is when a person purchases or receives property with reasonable knowledge that it was stolen.
- Robbery: This is the use of violence, force, or threats of force to take property from a person’s possession. This counts as a Strike under California Three Strike Law.
- Carjacking: This is the use of force or fear to take a vehicle from someone’s immediate possession.
Orange County Theft Crimes Defense Lawyers
If you have been charged with a theft crime, it is vital to contact an attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Corrigan Welbourn Stokke have over 100 years of collective experience representing clients throughout Newport Beach. We have handled high-profile cases and have extensive trial experience. This equips us to develop strong and strategic defenses on behalf of our clients. Our lawyers use a team-oriented and collaborative approach, which allows our clients to have various experienced attorneys work on their case.
We are available 24/7! Contact our Newport Beach theft crimes defense attorneys today for a free consultation at (949) 251-0330.