Grand Theft Defense Attorney
Grand theft is the taking of property when the amount of property is alleged to be worth over $400.00. Grand theft is often charged as a felony but may be charged as a misdemeanor, or reduced to a misdemeanor, with successful negotiation (“wobbler”).
Consequences of Grand Theft Charge
In addition to jail, prison, fines and/or restitution, a grand theft charge can also result in a permanent criminal record that can affect your reputation, may result in action against and loss of professional licenses, and may limit your future employment opportunities.
Grand Theft Defenses
Grand theft cases can result in severe penalties ranging from probation and community service to years in prison. The greater the amount of money or value of property taken, the more severe the sentence that may be imposed. In addition to the standard defenses, including search and seizure, arrest procedure, and evidentiary objections, a conviction for grant theft can sometimes be defended through repayment to the victim of the amount of the theft, called restitution. If this is done prior to the entry of a plea, the prosecution may agree to dismissal or reduction of the charge.
If you have been charged with or arrested for grand theft, you need to quickly contact a grand theft defense lawyer. Contact The Baum Law Corp. today for a free initial consultation. Our attorneys are skilled and experienced in defending against all theft crimes and can help you to carefully consider all your legal options.
In Los Angeles County, The Baum Law Corp. routinely handles grand theft cases in:
Airport Court (LAX), Alhambra, Antelope Valley (Lancaster), Antelope Valley Juvenile, Bellfower, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Catalina, Central Arraignment (Bauchet), Compton, Downtown Los Angeles (CCB), Downey, East Los Angeles, Eastlake Juvenile, El Monte, Glendale, Hollywood, Inglewood, Inglewood Juvenile, Long Beach, Malibu, Metropolitan (Hill Street), Newhall, Norwalk, Pasadena, Pomona, Torrance, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita (Valencia), Van Nuys, West Covina, and Whittier.