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Any intentional appropriation of another person's property can constitute theft in California. Those convicted of theft crimes can be fined and even serve time in county jail. Don't suffer the consequences of a conviction; call an experienced Fresno criminal defense attorney from my firm today and begin your defense.

The Law Office of Gerald Schwab, Jr. is committed to providing our clients with the tenacious legal defense they are entitled to. I have been awarded and recognized for my outstanding representation in my more than a decade of legal experience, including having a perfect 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo and being a member of the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers. My firm can work hard to obtain a reduction or complete dismissal of your charges, so get in touch with my firm today and get started on your case!

What are considered theft crimes?

Theft is a broad category, encompassing most activities related to the illegal taking of someone else's property. You would be best served to consult with a Fresno theft attorney as soon as you have been arrested to discuss your charges in detail.

In essence, offenses classified as theft crimes include:

  • Fraudulently obtaining credit
  • Misappropriating property
  • Falsifying information to sell items to a pawnbroker
  • Failing to return rented or leased property
  • Intentionally defrauding another person of property

The penalties for a theft crime conviction depend on the value of what was stolen. Generally speaking, goods valued at less than $950 is considered a misdemeanor offense and theft of more than this amount can be charged as a felony.

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My firm can contest your arrest by asserting that rather than intending to steal the property, you had express or implied permission to take the goods in question. If the arrest was merely a misunderstanding, you may be able to have your charges dropped and you would be free.

I can push for a lighter sentence even if I am unable to have your case thrown out. If you have no criminal history, you may be able to avoid jail time by repaying the worth of the stolen goods through a civil compromise. No matter the details of your arrest, my firm can help!

Call my firm today and I can get started fighting on your behalf!

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Law Office of Gerald Schwab, Jr.
Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney
5588 N Palm Ave,
Fresno, CA 93704
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Phone: 559.441.1418