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Shoplifting and Petty Theft Charges Defense Attorney
Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, LLP, is a top-rated criminal defense firm. Our criminal defense lawyers have been helping clients throughout all San Fernando Valley courtrooms to obtain superior results for over 50 years. Our firm specializes in the defense of charges of theft such as Shoplifting or Petty Theft (Penal Code Section 484).
When we work with our clients, we do everything possible to make sure that they receive aggressive representation in and out of court. That is why we have been annually selected as a Top 5% U.S. Pre-Eminent Law Firm by Martindale-Hubbell, a nationally-recognized law firm review service.
Shoplifting or Petty Theft, theft of less than $400
Shoplifting is commonly defined as taking merchandise from a store without intending to pay for it. Shoplifting is generally categorized as petty theft. Petty theft is defined as the unlawful taking of property that belongs to another individual without the individual’s consent and with the intent to permanently deprive the individual of that property. Petty theft includes crimes in which the value of the property stolen is less than $400. If the value of the goods stolen is less than $50, the individual can be charged with either a misdemeanor or infraction, at the discretion of the prosecutor provided that the individual does not have prior convictions on his/her record.
Shoplifting and Petty Theft Punishment
Shoplifting and Petty Theft is generally prosecuted as a misdemeanor. A person that is convicted of misdemeanor shoplifting or petty theft charges may be punished with:Imprisonment (not exceeding 6 months) and/or
Any individual who has had a prior conviction or is currently on probation or parole may face enhanced criminal charges and/or sentencing. If you or your loved one is facing a petty theft conviction, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.
Aggressive Defense to Shoplifting and Petty Theft Charges
At Kestenbaum, Eisner, & Gorin, LLP, we can help you to establish a successful defense. We can help you to aggressively fight your case and avoid the consequences of an offense on your record! Let us negotiate with the police and prosecutors on your behalf, before charges are even brought to court. We promise an aggressive courtroom defense whether the case is pending a preliminary hearing or a jury trial.
For our client’s convenience, our main office is located across the street from the Van Nuys Courthouse and Jail. We specialize in aggressively defending cases in the following courthouses: Van Nuys, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Sylmar Juvenile, and Pasadena Juvenile.
If you have been charged with a serious criminal offense, call the criminal defense attorneys at Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, LLP, at (877) 781-1570. Our knowledgeable legal team can evaluate your case issues and advise you of your legal options before you go to court.
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