San Fernando Valley Theft & Shoplifting Attorney
If you have been accused of a San Fernando Valley theft crime, such as Petty Theft, Shoplifting, or Burglary, early intervention may be critical. In fact, new changes allow for additional consideration of dismissal of misdemeanor theft cases, as you can read at: Judicial Diversion.
Some creative alternatives are generally only available before a case is filed in court, such as APPS and City Attorney Diversion. Eligibility is evaluated by the City Attorney's Office on a case-by-case basis, based on specific applicable criteria.
You can learn about early intervention from George Kita, at: Theft Lawyer, and
dangers of self-representation in theft cases.
Mr. Kita has extensive familiarity with creative theft alternative programs. Some of these programs quietly exist today in prosecutors’ offices and courts.
George Kita works tirelessly to steer his clients into court alternatives, whenever possible. Many of his clients have benefited from his expertise, with theft case dismissals.
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If you or a loved one has been arrested for theft, call now, and find out what strategies may work for you, at 818-775-9000!
Information about Shoplifting Crimes
San Fernando Valley Shoplifting cases are generally initiated when business shopkeepers report to police that property was taken without permission.
These cases are prosecuted as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the circumstances, criminal history of the arrested person, the dollar value of the stolen property, the incident location, and the methodology.
Every shoplifting or theft charge has serious consequences, and because of this, it is extremely important that persons charged with theft crimes have immediate and effective legal representation.
In the San Fernando Valley, theft/shoplifting is categorized as petty theft or grand theft. Grand theft is when the dollar value of the stolen property exceeds $950.
Grand theft can be filed in court as a felony or misdemeanor. Grand theft felony charges are often filed in San Fernando Valley Courts when the theft allegation exceeds $2000. A grand theft charge sentence will typically include some jail, a fine, community service, and probation.
Petty theft is when the dollar value of the stolen property is $950 or less, and is now generally classified as a misdemeanor offense. Petty theft can be punished with jail, fines, community service, as well as probation.
These severe potential consequences reveal the importance of having an effective theft attorney to handle your case.
Burglary exists when a person enters a store, home, or structure, with the intent to steal or commit another crime once inside.
Burglary cases are pursued as felonies or misdemeanors, depending on the circumstances. Thus, it can be important that your attorney communicate with the prosecutor about prospects of less serious charges.
If you have been accused of theft, contact San Fernando Valley Theft Attorney George Kita, and find out what strategies may be effective in your case. Call 818-775-9000!
*Results always depend on specifics of each case.