Theft Crimes Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Law Firm Serving Modesto

Theft-related convictions can be particularly harmful in terms of gaining future employment. The Law Offices of Mark Girdner possess more than ten years of experience defending clients against a variety of accusations. Circumstances are different for every case, but we have the knowledge to help. Cases we handle include:

Felonies vs. Misdemeanors

Felony theft cases include use of a firearm or automobile, or having a previous conviction for a sex offense or violent crime. Felony convictions come with severe consequences, such as prison sentences, fines and reparations, and a permanent mark of your record.

Though misdemeanor charges come with lesser penalties, a conviction may pose immigration consequences for those seeking a visa, green card, or naturalization, and state license boards can cite theft convictions as a reason to deny licenses and certifications, such as a contractor license, nursing license or real estate license.

Theft of property valued at $950 or less is considered petty theft, and theft of property valued at more than $950 is charged as a grand theft. As competent professionals, our attorneys keep up-to-date on California and federal law to make sure you get quality defense. We can navigate the legal system and meticulously go through the evidence to build your case.

Accused of a Theft Crime? We Can Help.

If you are facing charges, we can take your unique situation into consideration. Sentencing differs for theft crimes based on the value of the property stolen, the location of the break-in, whether anyone was injured, or if force or threats of physical harm were used. We know the ins and outs of the legal system so we can find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, using the law to our advantage whenever possible.

If you are facing a theft crime charge, contact us. We are available 24/7 and offer free consultations.