Orange County Theft Crime Attorney
What are the most common theft offenses?
Orange County criminal defense lawyers at the firm fight aggressively on behalf of those who have been accused
of theft offenses. A theft crime involves the fundamental offense of taking
the property of another unlawfully. There are many different illegal actions
that fall under the umbrella of a theft crime, including the following:
Burglary: This is also commonly referred to by law enforcement as breaking and entering.
This type of theft is accomplished by entering a premises without invitation
by use of force.
Robbery: Differing from regular theft or shoplifting, by nature, robbery is theft
by use of force or threatening. Three major types of robbery are armed
robbery, aggravated robbery and mugging.
Petty theft: California has a cap set on what dollar amount constitutes petty theft
and when theft crosses the line to grand theft. This cap is $900.
Grand theft: In the state of California, the point at which a crime of theft becomes
grand theft is when the amount stolen equals or exceeds $900. Theft of
a firearm is automatically grand theft.
Fraud: This is often categorized as a white collar crime. There are many types
of fraud, such as bank fraud, mail fraud, insurance fraud and more. In
its most basic form, fraud is using false pretenses and other illegal
means to obtain money.
Car theft: This can also be referred to as "Grant Theft Auto." It is the
theft of any type of motor vehicle that can be accomplished by stealing
someone's keys, carjacking, fraud or otherwise breaking into the vehicle
to steal it.
Carjacking: This is a specific type of car theft that is accomplished by use of force
or threatening. This type of crime can take place with the use of deadly
weapons, whether loaded or unloaded, while other occupants are in the vehicle.
If you have been charged with any of the following offenses, you could
face very serious consequences such as jail time, fines, restitution and even a
strike on your record. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, you could
be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony. Many theft crimes are
classified as felonies, and the following are included among the crimes
categorized as violent felonies according to California statutes:
Assault with intent to commit robbery; and
- Bank robbery
When you are facing serious criminal charges, it is in your best interests
to take the necessary steps to protect yourself. An attorney at The Law
Office of Bruce C. Bridgman can provide you with the defense that you
need when you are confronted with any severity of theft crime charges.
After an arrest, contact The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman!
It can be terrifying to know that you are going to be arrested or charged
with a criminal offense. You can count on their legal team to support
you throughout your case all the way from initial consultation through
to trial. When you need help, your lawyer will be there to help maintain
your rights. Mr. Bridgman believes that every client should be able to
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assistance. With decades of combined experience, he and his entire their
legal team will be able to help you no matter what the circumstances of
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