San Diego Petty Theft Lawyers
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Petty theft is defined as theft of property valued at $400 or less. The
most common offense that can lead to this sort of criminal charge is shoplifting.
Regardless of the theft amount, you can put your future in jeopardy and
carry a permanent criminal record with you. If you or a loved one has
been arrested on larceny charges, you should call a
San Diego theft defense lawyer at The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC as soon as possible.
Penalties for Petty Theft
Petty theft is usually prosecuted as a misdemeanor charge and a conviction
can lead to fines, probation and up to 6 months in jail. A first time
conviction will most often bring a small fine and probation. For amounts
less than $50, your attorney may be able to negotiate charges down to
an "infraction," meaning you will be able to keep your criminal
If you commit repeat petty theft offenses, however, a prosecutor may pursue
felony charges depending on your criminal record and the length of time
between incidents. Many times there exists damning evidence of petty theft
crimes, such as video surveillance records and observances by loss prevention
staff. A prosecutor does not need to prove any sort of intent, only that
the crime was committed.
Choose a Proven Defense Team for Your Case!
San Diego criminal attorney from the Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC, can provide crucial
defense work in your case. We understand that people make mistakes and
firmly believe that all accused parties deserve a strong representation
of their legal rights and best interests. Our team is committed to hard
work and outstanding care in your case, and we will work tenaciously towards
keeping your criminal record clean and all future opportunities open to you.
Contact a San Diego Petty Theft Attorney
if you or a loved one has been arrested on petty theft charges.