Theft is divided into two major categories; grand theft and petty theft
depending on the value of the item unlawfully taken. Theft crimes also
include serious and violent felonies like burglary and robbery. Burglary
is the entry into a building or enclosure with the intent to commit a
crime inside that building or enclosure. Burglary of an inhabited dwelling
is a felony strike offense and a person so convicted is presumed ineligible
for probation (meaning the court should send that person to prison unless
there is a legally recognized unusual circumstance not to). Robbery is
taking personal property from another person by means of force or fear.
Most robberies are strike offenses as well. Possession of stolen property,
embezzlement, and fraudulently passing a bad check are other examples
of theft related offenses. If you or a loved one has been charged with
a burglary, robbery, or any theft related criminal offense, contact us
today to see how we can help.
If you were previously convicted of a criminal offense you may now be on
probation or parole. Probation and parole often have strict rules and
regulations that must be followed for you to avoid additional incarceration
in county jail or state prison. Most judges and prosecutors will tell
you that you were already given the benefit of the doubt by being placed
on probation or parole so if you slipped and have violated a term of your
probation or parole, jail time is a probable consequence. Avoiding or
limiting your incarceration requires careful handling by experienced defense
attorneys. If you are on probation, and a term or conditions of that probation
is disproportionately affecting your family, livelihood, or other, you
can return to court to seek relief from that specific probation condition.
Contact us today to discuss how our firm might be able to help.
If you have already been convicted of a criminal offense, we understand
how it may follow you in life, making it difficult to obtain jobs, housing
and education. You may be eligible to eliminate these records by the process
of expungement. Learn if you qualify by contacting our offices. If you
were convicted of a felony wobbler offense and have completed all or at
least half of your probation, you may be eligible to have your felony
conviction reduced to a misdemeanor conviction. Our firm has an incredible
track record of presenting circumstances that make it possible for the
reduction to occur. Learn more by contacting our offices.
Federal Crimes are cases in which the courts of the United States have
jurisdiction to prosecute. It is possible that your crime violates both
State and Federal laws, but it is general practice that if the Federal
authorities prosecute you, the State authorities will not. This is usually
because Federal prosecutions carry more severe and heavier penalties (often
with mandatory minimum periods of incarceration). If you or a loved one
has been charged with a Federal crime, contact us today to see how we can help.