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Being arrested for a theft crime does not guarantee you are going to go to jail. There is always the opportunity for you to challenge your charges. In fact, with the right defense from an experienced Fullerton theft crime lawyer like Attorney Jacqueline Goodman, it is even possible to stop the case against you from proceeding before charges are ever filed.
No matter the details behind your theft charges, you deserve a powerful legal defense that can stand up to the prosecution. It is Attorney Jacqueline Goodman’s job to examine the facts of your case and develop an effective criminal defense strategy to clear your name. She has more than 20 years of criminal defense experience handling all types of theft crime cases, from the relatively minor shoplifting to the more severe charge of armed robbery. Turn her extensive experience to your advantage in and out of court today.
Generally speaking, the crime of shoplifting involves taking a small piece of merchandise while pretending to be a store customer. While shoplifting is generally thought of as a petty crime, it can actually result in serious criminal allegations. As a rule, the value of the alleged stolen merchandise will determine the severity of the charges held against you. For example, stealing a candy bar and stealing a piece of jewelry are both forms of shoplifting, technically, but the similarities in how their related criminal cases progress end there.
In California, the crime of "petty theft" is punishable by:
According to California Law, a crime is only considered petty theft if the suspect took an item worth less than $50. This crime is typically considered a misdemeanor. If you have been accused of petty theft or another theft crime, contact the Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman in Fullerton today.
In addition to petty theft crimes, Attorney Goodman has handled cases involving felony theft offenses, such as grand theft auto and robbery. Her goal is to always win, whether this involves an acquittal or dismissal of the case. There might even be a way to reduce the severity of the charges against you, ensuring any penalties are minimized and make the smallest disruptions to your day-to-day life as possible.
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