Theft Crimes in San Diego
Are you looking to hire one of the best San Diego theft crimes lawyers? Thomas P. Matthews and his team have over 26 years of combined experience in defending people like you. We handle all types of theft crimes including grand theft auto/auto theft, petty theft, shoplifting, carjacking, robbery, burglary, larceny etc. Theft charges is a serious offense that needs to be taken seriously and they require the expertise of a seasoned criminal defense lawyer who can help you maintain your freedom and your rights.
The Penal Code of California states clearly the various types of theft crimes identified and tried. The Penal Code of 484 PC states that it is a crime punishable by law to take another individual’s property with the intention of keeping it permanently.
Thomas P. Matthews Explaining Theft Offenses Penalties
Most theft crimes are wobbler which means that they can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. Some of the theft crimes you will spend up to 3 years or more in a state prison depending on if someone was hurt or if you used a weapon. You may also be required to pay a fine up to $5000 or more.
Proposition 47 On Theft Crimes
California voters passed Proposition 47 also known as Prop 47 in Nov 2014. Prop 47 reduced some felony crimes into misdemeanors. So if you or a loved one have been found guilty of felony If you have been convicted of felony robbery, grand theft firearm or grand theft auto, we might help you get your charges reduced to a misdemeanor.
Best & Aggressive Larceny, Carjacking/Motor Vehicle Theft, Grand Theft Auto/Auto Theft Attorney Defending All Theft Crime Charges in California
Below are common types of theft crimes that we handle:
Larceny PC 484-502.9
PC 484-502.9 deal with the crime of larceny. Though the terms “theft” and “larceny” are typically used interchangeably these days, there is still a legal distinction between them. Larceny includes petty theft crimes like shoplifting and the premise is that the act was intended to deprive the owner of the property and the accused meant to keep it. However, in most states, including California, the two terms are used synonymously, though larceny implies that the accused did not enter a building or premises in order to commit the theft.
The following is a brief overview of possible sex crimes one can be charged with in California.
-Pen. Code, sec.288 – lewd act with child (child molestation under 14 years old
-Pen. Code, sec.288a(b) – child molestation 14 years or older
-Pen. Code, sec. 261.2 – forcible rape
-Pen. Code, sec.261.5 – statutory rape (consensual intercourse under 18 years old)
-Pen. Code, sec.290 – obligation to register as a sex offender with the local police
-Pen. Code, sec.311 – possession of obscene matter
-Pen. Code, sec.314 – indecent exposure
-Pen. Code, sec.647(a) – lewd act in public place
-Pen. Code, sec.647(b) – solicitation of prostitution
-Pen. Code, sec.243.4 – sexual battery
-Welf. & Inst. Code, sec. 6600 – (sexually violent predator laws that require involuntary commitment after sentence is served)
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We will provide you with one of the best legal representation regardless of grand theft or petty theft. Our San Diego established Law Offices of Thomas P Matthews is well versed with criminal defense in California to offer a professional and favorable legal representation for all types of theft crimes whether it is a grand theft or petty theft. Call (619)378-9990 now!