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San Bernardino Theft Crime Lawyer

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Theft or property crimes can be serious, depending upon the value of the property stolen and/or the criminal record of the defendant. Theft offenses are prosecuted vigorously. Therefore, a San Bernardino theft crime lawyer is essential. Even the most minor offenses such as shoplifting should be taken seriously as they could result in inability to obtain citizenship, deportation, loss of or inability to obtain professional licenses, termination from your job, immigration consequences, jail, prison, fines, and more.

Those who have "strikes", extensive criminal records or who commit white collar crimes involving large sums of money may be looking at a state prison sentence, unless they retain a lawyer who knows the system, the prosecutors and the judges. In these kinds of cases, even a repeat offender can get probation if his or her case is handled properly.

If you are charged with a theft crime in San Bernardino or Riverside County, or anywhere in the Inland Empire, it is important that you contact the San Bernardino and Riverside theft crime defense lawyer at our firm as soon as possible. He will immediately evaluate your case to determine what kind of defense to prepare in your behalf.

As a theft crime defense attorney, Mark Raymond McDonald has effectively defended countless cases of individuals charged with various types of theft. He has a wealth of experience and skills to bring to any criminal case and provides individualized service to all his clients.

Facing charges for a theft crime? Contact us today at (909) 443-1599 to start your defense!

Types of Theft Cases We Handle

We represent clients in San Bernardino and Riverside for all types of theft crimes including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Petty theft
  • Grand theft
  • Burglary
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Identity theft
  • Bank fraud
  • CD/DVD bootlegging
  • Real Estate
  • Robbery

What is Considered Grand Theft in California?

In California, grand theft is when the stolen property is valued at $950 or more. Under California law, grand theft is a felony and depending on the circumstances, can result in imprisonment for 16 months, two years or three years. If property is stolen is a motor vehicle, you could also be charged with grand theft auto (also a felony).

How Much Money is Petty Theft?

Under California law, petty theft is when the stolen property is valued at $950 or less and can be charged as a misdemeanor. If convicted of misdemeanor theft, you can face the following penalties:

  • Up to a $1,000 fine
  • Six months in county jail
  • Or both

If the stolen property is valued at $50 or less, the offense can be charged as an infraction, but only if the defendant has not had prior theft-related convictions. The penalty for an infraction for theft is up to a $250 fine.

Inland Empire Theft Crime Defense

Mr. McDonald has been able to get cases dismissed, jail and probation avoided for many clients, including those with prior convictions. Your record and your freedom are too important to risk. Get the legal assistance you need from a San Bernardino theft crime attorney with proven results. Consultations with the attorney, one on one, are a great way to find out the best way to handle your defense. The consultation does not cost you.

Have you been charged with theft? Contact our San Bernardino and Riverside theft crime defense attorney for a case evaluation today!