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If you have been arrested for a theft crime of any type, our Santa Barbara defense lawyers are here to help. Even if you think you have been charged with a minor offense that isn't very serious, you could still face negative consequences that affect you and your family. Having an exceptional lawyer on your side who is willing to fight for you is essential to the outcome of your case. It could be the difference between a charge and a conviction. At Andrade Law Offices, we have more than 40 years of combined experience successfully representing theft crime charges of all types.
Types of Theft Crimes in Santa Barbara
Theft crimes are typically charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the way the crime was allegedly carried out and the value of the property which was allegedly stolen. Theft crimes involving property that is valued under $950 are usually considered misdemeanors unless a special circumstance was involved. Those crimes involving property over the price of $950 and those with special circumstances (such as armed robbery or if someone was hurt as a result) are charged as felonies.
A few of the most common theft crimes we defend include:
- Motor vehicle theft
- Grand theft
Prosecutors work hard to reach convictions and punish offenders severely, which is why you need aggressive representation on your side. Depending on the nature of your charges, you could face jail or prison time, in addition to community service, probation, fines, and restitution. If convicted, having a criminal record can affect your future for years to come.
Contact a skilled and dedicated Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyer from our firm today at (805) 962.4944. Hablamos Espanol.