San Diego Grand Theft / Grand Larceny Attorney
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If you or a loved one has been arrested on grand theft charges, you are
no doubt wondering what to do and who to turn to. You understand the severity
of the charges and want to do everything possible to prove your innocence
and mount a strong defense. With the skilled guidance of a
San Diego theft crimes lawyer from The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC, you can make headway
into complex legal waters and towards defending yourself from the repercussions
of having a felony conviction on your criminal record.
Penalties for Grand Theft in California
Grand theft is the taking of someone else's property - valued at $400
or more - in an unlawful manner. If the value of the stolen property is
less than $400, you will generally be charged with the lesser crime of
petty theft. In some cases of grand theft, the value of the property is irrelevant,
such as when the items stolen were a firearm, an automobile, certain animals,
or property that was carried by another person.
To add even more complexity, some items must only be valued over $100 to
constitute a grand theft charge, such as certain foods and actions like
stealing oil, water or another resource from a person's land. Prosecutors
can charge grand theft as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on
various circumstances. A misdemeanor conviction can bring up to a year
in jail, while a felony conviction can result in prison time of 16 months
to 3 years.
Let Our San Diego Firm Fight for You
The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC, stand ready to act swiftly
and aggressively in your defense. Our
San Diego criminal defense lawyers have a proven track record and nearly 100 trials under our belt. Our legal
prowess and attention to details has helped many a client received reduced
charges and acquittals, and we are committed to comprehensive and caring
action in each case we represent.
Contact a San Diego Grand Theft Defense Lawyer
today for outstanding legal guidance after an arrest.