Theft Crimes Attorney in Santa Monica CA
When you want an experienced and aggressive theft crimes attorney in Santa Monica CA, you want The Mattern Law Firm.
A broad range of theft offenses are described in California state law. Throw in the possibility of federal charges for certain offenses–not to mention the huge body of case law relevant to theft cases–and things have the potential to get very complicated very fast.
Fortunately, we can cut through the confusion and explain your options to you in a clear and concise manner as your theft crimes attorney in Santa Monica CA. We will investigate the circumstances of your case and check up on all relevant case law so that we can provide you with an accurate and honest assessment of your situation and your options.
No matter which of the following specific theft crimes you are accused of, we can help:
- Petty Theft
- Grand Theft Auto
- Credit Card Fraud
- Welfare Fraud
- Identity Theft
- Trade Secret Theft
- And more
It’s Never Too Early to Call a Theft Crimes Attorney in Santa Monica CA
If you have been arrested and Mirandized, you should definitely take advantage of your right to consult a theft crimes attorney in Santa Monica CA before making any statements. You’ll often find that police are more respectful during questioning when you have an attorney present.
Hiring your attorney early on will also help set the ground for the strongest possible defense strategy by giving your attorney and their team more time to investigate and prepare. For example, we can begin:
- Initiating the discovery process to analyze the prosecutor’s evidence
- Conducting our own investigation including interviewing witnesses to expose any lies, exaggerations, or omissions
- Filing motions to have any illegally obtained evidence or coerced testimony excluded
- Working with prosecutors to have charges reduced or dismissed
- Making sure any plea bargains are as fair as possible and expose you to the minimum possible penalties
Attention First-Time Offenders
Do you meet both these criteria?
- You have never been convicted of any theft-related charge
- Your alleged theft was not worth more than $50
Your alleged crime could qualify to be charged as an infraction, but you may need the assistance of a theft crimes attorney in Santa Monica CA to make sure this happens. The benefit of an infraction is that it is not actually a criminal offense, so it will not go on your record. The worst that might happen is you’d have to pay a fine of up to $250.
If you are accused of taking more than $50, don’t worry. If your theft crimes attorney in Santa Monica CA can get you into a diversion program, you would be able to avoid jail time and eventually get the charge dismissed.
Get Your Free Theft Crimes Consultation Today
For a personalized assessment of the options in your specific case, call 310-342-8254 and request a free initial consultation with Lisa Mattern .
AddressThe Mattern Law Firm
11755 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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