Theft Crimes

Riverside Theft Crime Attorney

Burglary, Robbery, Shoplifting, Carjacking, Identity Theft and Other Crimes

Theft crimes are generally defined as criminal activities in which force, cunning or deception is used to acquire money or property without the owner's permission. Depending on the circumstances of the theft crime, it may be categorized as either a misdemeanor or felony. This determines the extent of monetary fines that must be paid, the length of jail or prison time, and any other sentence that fits the crime in the court's opinion.

Are you facing theft crime charges? Get in touch with a Riverside criminal defense lawyer to have your situation professionally evaluated.

Types of Theft Offenses

Common examples of theft crimes include, but are not limited to:

  • Shoplifting
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Credit card fraud
  • Fraud
  • Forgery
  • Embezzlement
  • Identity theft

If a theft crime is just under the bar of felony and is considered a misdemeanor, it can easily escalate to the felony status if accompanied by another criminal offense. For instance, some theft situations may involve a person who was at the wrong place in the wrong time, who was either threatened or injured by the perpetrator's contact. In this instance, assault and/or battery may alter the dynamic of the theft crime, resulting in a harsher sentence.

View Our Theft Case Results

Our firm has helped many people who were facing larceny charges such as burglary, robbery and shoplifting. Read about our success with these types of cases by viewing some of our theft crime case results!

Your Theft Crime Attorney in Riverside

There are less obvious theft crimes that are still subject to penal action, such as property mislaid, delivered by mistake, lost, and receiving stolen property, services, property from a motor vehicle, bad checks, and the failure to make a required disposition of funds received. Although penalties are less severe, it is important to know the specifics of the more obscure theft crimes.

It is often difficult to foresee the repercussions of theft crimes, whether a victim or another crime was involved or not. Getting as much information is crucial to your defense, and the Riverside criminal defense attorneys at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich have extensive trial experience with theft crimes and other areas of criminal defense. Our firm is dedicated to providing aggressive defense strategies for the most advantageous outcome of your case.