If you are accused of petty theft, grand theft, shoplifting, fraud, insufficient funds, forged checks, burglary, robbery, larceny, trespassing, vandalism, receiving stolen property, forgery, or a similar offense, you could be facing misdemeanor or felony charges. You could be facing incarceration in jail or in prison, in addition to fines, probation, and restitution.
Even in cases where the loss amount is small, depending upon the specific charge, you could face serious penalties and end up with a crime of moral turpitude on your criminal record.
If you are convicted of a crime involving theft, it could impact your employment, any state licenses you might hold or hope to hold, your ability to apply for loans or scholarships, your immigration status, and other aspects of your life.
You need a criminal defense attorney experienced with the handling of theft crimes. If you are under investigation or contacted by law enforcement for an interview, call The Law Offices of Paula Drake for a free consultation immediately. In many cases, it can be successfully resolved prior to or immediately after the filing of any charges. Each case is unique, so call Criminal Defense Attorney Paula Drake for an individualized, confidential consultation geared to explore your options.