Newport Beach Theft Crimes Attorney
Have you been charged or are under investigation for a theft crime in Newport Beach? Retaining an experienced Newport Beach theft crimes attorney may be one of the most important decisions you make. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Newport Beach who can provide guidance in mounting your defense. We also have developed a particular focus on representing clients accused of white collar crime in both state and federal court. Because of the social stigma that attaches to any theft conviction, it is imperative for early intervention by a knowledgeable attorney who can help legally deflect the government’s case at its investigative stage.
Overview of California Theft Charges
Theft crimes are alike to fraud since they both involve an intent to deprive someone of their property. Prosecutors treat all theft offense seriously and seek harsh punishment as a means to deter future offenders. Ordinarily, a theft crime involves a specific intent mental state. Accordingly, accident, consent, or mistaken belief are viable defenses to assert against the government. Common theft charges our office defends include:
- Grand Theft – Penal Code 487 PC
- Petty Theft – Penal Code 484(a) PC
- Shoplifting – Penal Code 459.5 PC
- Forgery – Penal Code 470 PC
- Burglary – Penal Code 459 PC
- Extortion – Penal Code 518 PC
- Embezzlement – Penal Code 503 PC
- Bad Check – Penal Code 476a PC
- Identity Theft – Penal Code 530.5 PC
- Receiving Stolen Property – Penal Code 496(a) PC
Punishment & Sentencing for Theft Crimes
Theft crimes carry severe consequences if you stand convicted. In many instances, you can lose your job, be ordered to pay back restitution, and even serve jail time. The theft amount is largely dependent on the punishment you would receive. For example, theft of one million dollars would undoubtedly require a lengthy prison sentence versus property loss totaling a few hundred dollars. Additionally, the planning, sophistication, and length of the enterprise or scheme is also a consideration a court will consider prior to sentencing. Furthermore, a theft crime is an offense involving moral turpitude. Consequently, it will lead to adverse consequences to anyone holding a professional license.
Contact an Experienced Newport Beach Theft Crimes Attorney
If you have been charged or are under investigation for a theft crime in Newport Beach, then contact the Law Offices of John D. Rogers. Call us today to schedule a free confidential consultation with an experienced Newport Beach theft crimes attorney. We can provide guidance and discuss all defenses and your options.
 Our offices Newport Beach theft crime lawyers handle cases all through southern California and Orange County cities including Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Costa Mesa, Anaheim, Yorba Linda, Tustin, Irvine, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, Dana Point, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Fountain Valley, Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Nigel, Aliso Viejo, and Laguna Woods.