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 has over 25 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 are serious offense that needs to be taken serious 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 theft crimes you will can 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:

  • Grand Theft
  • Petty Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Burglary
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Carjacking
  • Robbery
  • Embezzlement

 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.

Contact Our Theft Crimes Charges Defense Law Firm in San Diego, CA For 24/7 Consultation On Your Larceny, Auto Theft, & Grand Theft Auto/Auto Theft Cases

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!

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