Los Angeles Grand Theft Defense Attorney
Under California law, defendants facing a misdemeanor grand theft charges in Los Angeles, could face up to one year in the county jail and a fine of up to $1,000. If convicted of a felony grand theft offense, defendant could face up to three years in state prison and a fine up to $10,000. Furthermore, if there are other allegations that could enhance the sentence, related to the total amount of loss. If the loss exceeds $65,000, a defendant could face an additional year on their sentence. Consult with a Los Angeles grand theft attorney for more information about your case.
R.J. Manuelian is a well-reputed Los Angeles criminal defense attorney that has defended clients facing felony grand theft charges. He has had great success in the negotiation of dismissals and lowering of charges in burglary cases. If you or someone you know has been charged with grand theft in the Los Angeles area, R.J. Manuelian invites you to contact him for a free consultation concerning your pending charges.
Grand theft is considered a “wobbler” offense in California, which means it can be charged as either felony or misdemeanor. If convicted of misdemeanor grand theft, you face up to 364 days in county jail and a maximum fine of $1,000.
Legal Defenses for Grand Theft Case in Los Angeles
Our experienced Los Angeles grand theft defense attorneys at our criminal law firm will consult with you about your case, thoroughly review all the alleged evidence used against you, how it evidence was obtained, and inform you of the procedures involved with your case. Our skilled defense lawyers leave no stone unturned and will review all the specific details, seeking for police errors and whether your rights were violated or an illegal search and seizure was conducted.
In order to be convicted on theft related crimes, the California prosecutor has to prove the defendant had specific intent to steal the property. Our qualified Los Angeles grand theft lawyers have successfully dropped or reduced a number of grand theft cases. Some defenses for grand theft charges include: (1) If the property taken was rightfully yours; (2) If the property was taken by mistake or error; (3) Lack of intent – If it can’t be proven you intended to take the property.
Manuelian Law Firm
Address: 633 W 5th Street #5710, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 401-2777