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Frederic Warner theft crimes
Crimes involving Theft and Fraud are serious crimes in California. As a Misdemeanor or a Felony, the penalties may include large fines, jail time and a permanent record.

They are crimes of “moral turpitude” and will affect your employment, college applications, State Licensing, Immigration Proceedings, and Applications.

What is theft? California law defines theft as taking something that is not yours. It is a criminal act of intentionally taking or using another person’s property without their permission. This could range from a person’s identity to a purse or an automobile. Some potential theft charges include grand theft, theft, identity theft, auto theft, carjacking, fraud, larceny, shoplifting, receiving stolen property or burglary.

The consequences for a theft conviction vary depending on the offense and the amount of stolen property (petty theft covers amounts under $900, while grand theft covers amounts exceeding $900) and the circumstances surrounding the theft, such as attempted evasion of the police, theft with you of a firearm or injury caused by a theft. Some theft convictions carry mandatory sentencing requirements; others merely impose a fine on the convicted person.

Since a theft conviction could affect your entire future, endanger your reputation and your chances of getting a job, it is vital that you seek out an experience criminal defense attorney as soon as you are charged with an offense. Mr. Warner will assess your case, determine smart legal strategies and defend you in court, increasing your likelihood of staying out of jail and protecting your finances and future. Regardless of whether you are innocent or guilty, you deserve aggressive, experienced legal representation in a court of law.

It is vital that you choose an attorney who combines experience with a great track record, a thorough understanding and familiarity with the law and the local courts, and a commitment to each and every client. If you have been accused of a theft crime, your time to get the right experience attorney is limited. The Law Office of Frederic J. Warner has successfully represented numerous clients charged with theft crimes throughout California. Mr. Warner prides himself on aggressive representation with a personal touch. Armed with the knowledge and experience to build a winning defense, Mr. Warner is accustomed to taking on the criminal justice system and achieving the best results for his clients.