There are many types of theft crimes in California ranging from petty theft to burglary, identity theft and robbery. A conviction for any theft crime in Marin County, Vallejo or San Francisco could result in a wide range of punishment. Petty theft can be charged as an infraction, similar to a traffic ticket, or a misdemeanor with possible county jail time. A petty theft with a prior is a felony and carries possible state prison time. Theft crimes like forgery and identity theft have become more common in Oakland, Sonoma County and the entire Bay Area in recent times. Each of those crimes can carry serious consequences.
Further, theft crimes are considered crimes of moral turpitude and can have serious implications for non-citizens. Moreover, a conviction can impact future employment possibilities. Prospective employers routinely conduct background checks and may deny employment due to a criminal record of theft.
The Law Office of John Stanko, Inc. defends clients against all theft charges including:
- Petty theft
- Identify theft
Whether you are arrested in Marin, San Francisco, Oakland or Vallejo, you can be assured that I will do everything in my power to achieve a the best possible outcome for you. I have more than a decade of experience handling theft cases and I will personally manage and thoroughly prepare every aspect of your case. I treat every client as if they were my only client and I work to challenge the prosecution's evidence and to negotiate a dismissal, reduction, or diversionary disposition for you. If an acceptable resolution cannot be negotiated I will gladly try your case to a jury and work zealously to obtain and acquittal.
For a free consultation and to learn more about how I can help you, call 415-755-8899, toll free or contact me directly at my firm, the Law Office of John Stanko, Inc.