Oakland Theft Crime Lawyer
Theft Charges in California
If you have been charged with theft or any other property crime, you could be facing consequences such as time in jail and negative marks on your record. These marks could make it hard for you to gain future employment. With these serious charges looming, you should contact an Oakland theft crime attorney right away to begin the criminal defense process. We proudly help clients in Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Concord, and the surrounding areas!
Understanding Different Types of Theft Crimes
As items have different classifications of value and ownership, theft charges are divided into multiple categories.
These are some of the most common charges for theft cases:
- Theft / larceny: Taking someone's property without intending to return it
- Embezzlement: Fraudulently taking property that has been entrusted to you
- Robbery: Taking property from someone through the use or threat of force
What Amount of Theft Is a Felony in California?
In California, theft can be a misdemeanor or a felony largely depending on the value or type of the stolen property. Grand theft is a felony under California law and involves property that is $950 or more. Grand theft is punishable by 16 months to three years in prison depending on the circumstances.
Before Proposition 47, “wobbler” theft offenses for property stolen valued less than $950 could be charged as felonies depending on if the offender had prior offenses or the type of property that was stolen. Now, under most circumstances any theft of property valued under $950 is a misdemeanor.
Defending You Against Burglary Charges
Burglary is one of the most common theft-related charges in California. Legally, burglary means entering a building or vehicle with the intention of committing any type of theft or any felony crime. As a practical matter, the charge of burglary usually relates back to theft.
If you have been charged with burglary, depending on the circumstances of your case, you could be facing from one to six years in jail. With such serious consequences, you need an Oakland theft defense attorney to mount an aggressive defense.
Get Defense for Your Theft Charges Today
Our law firm is experienced at defending clients against burglary charges. We apply the knowledge obtained from our accomplishments in the courtroom to defend clients.
The penalties for these charges vary a great deal and change based on what each individual is being accused of. In many cases, people are charged with multiple offenses at the same time. To discuss your charges with a seasoned Oakland theft crime attorney, call the Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed at (510) 907-6600.
Attorney Nabiel C. Ahmed is a theft crime lawyer in Oakland. He has over 10 years of experience defending clients throughout the Bay Area. Nabiel C. Ahmed has obtained results in cases involving burglary, theft, embezzlement, robbery, and many other charges. If you have been accused of a theft crime, do not wait!
"Understands and Has Great Communication"He worked hard and diligently while going the extra mile. He was patient and caring during my ordeal and even followed up and checked on me afterwards.- Adarice
"Huge Help to Me and My Family"Nabiel was able to negotiate a great plea and avoid serious charges. This was especially important since we were looking at significant charges despite this being a first offense.- Alex G.
"Better Than Expected Result"Mr. Ahmed did his thing to make sure I did not spend one day in jail! His ability to explain everything along the way really helped through this stressful episode.- Francisco C.
"I recommend Nabiel over the rest!"Mr Ahmed is a very knowledgeable attorney. He went above and beyond to help me with my case. He also gave me sound advice and went over my options.- Marshall