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:
- Credit card fraud
- 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.
Our firm has helped many people who were facing larceny charges such as
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
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.