Defending Theft Charges
The Law Firm of Arna H. Zlotnik handles every kind of theft crime. With over 30 years experience, Arna H. Zlotnik has extensive experience handling theft charges. We will vigorously defend you and make sure your rights are protected.
While certain theft charges are misdemeanor offenses, other theft crimes are considered felony offenses. A lot of these offenses are called “wobblers,” which are crimes where the District Attorney’s Office has discretion to decide whether the offense is a felony or a misdemeanor. Prior convictions, the value of the item stolen, and the seriousness of the crime can determine if you are charged with a felony or misdemeanor.
Even when the elements of theft are met and the charge is a viable one, often an accomplished criminal defense attorney such as Arna H. Zlotnik can present mitigating evidence in support of a lesser charge and/or a reduced sentence.
The term ‘theft’ covers a broad range of criminal charges: from writing bad checks and shoplifting to theft of an automobile and million-dollar embezzlement. The amount of the theft you’re accused of – and whether you’re facing charges in state or federal court – will determine the legal penalties you face. Penalties range from restitution and probation to years in prison.
Theft offenses include:
- Petty theft
- Petty with priors
- Receiving stolen property
- Grand theft
- Grand theft auto
- Bank robbery
- Residential or commercial burglary
- Identity theft
- Passing bad checks
- High tech and cyber theft
If you are someone who has been arrested for a theft crime, the law Office of Arna H. Zlotnik can help you. We here to answer any questions you might have related to your offense and guide you through the process.