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Santa Ana Theft Crime Lawyer

Challenge the Allegations against You with a Former Prosecutor

The concept of theft can be found throughout California’s penal code and is a common criminal charge here our state. If you or a loved one have been charged with any form of theft, it’s critical that you seek dedicated, proven counsel that knows how to navigate these charges. These accusations vary in severity, but all of them can yield significant penalties– and a permanent blemish on the accused’s record.

Attorney Arsenian at the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian is a former Deputy District Attorney who is well-versed in the challenges criminal defendants and their loved ones face as they confront our criminal justice system. We work diligently to scrutinize the allegations against our clients and, throughout every stage of their case, ensure that their rights and interests are vividly asserted before the law.

It is possible to face this intimidating process with a capable advocate on your side. Contact us today to request a free consultation.

Theft Charges in California

Anytime someone takes property that isn’t theirs without permission from the property’s owner, that person has committed theft. There is no one single theft charge in California’s criminal statutes. Instead, there are various criminal statutes that describe criminal acts in which theft either takes place or is attempted.

Just some of the theft crimes included in the CA penal code include:

  • Petty theft
  • Grand theft
  • Grand theft auto
  • Grand theft of a firearm
  • Robbery
  • Carjacking
  • Burglary
  • Auto burglary
  • Embezzlement

The severity of a theft charge depends on many factors. For instance, petty theft and grand theft are both defined by the value of the stolen property (and grand theft—which involves more expensive property—is considered more serious).

In other cases, different circumstances of the alleged crime may be significant. For example, it is assumed that carjacking and robbery both involve a threat of violence to the alleged victim. Because of this, both crimes are considered felonies. To learn more about the specifics of your charge and what penalties you may be exposed to, contact our offices today.

Trial-Ready Santa Ana Theft Crimes Attorney

No matter what the details of your theft charge might entail, it is critical that you assess your legal options with a proven legal advocate. Attorney Arsenian is not only a former prosecutor, but he also maintains a 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo, one of the industry’s most widely used legal directory– distinguishing him as one of the Top Criminal Defense Attorneys in the greater Santa Ana area.

Unlike other criminal defense firms, Attorney Arsenian is also not quick negotiate simple plea deals for his clients. If needed, our firm does have the resources and experience to go to litigation for our clients and we welcome the opportunity to challenge the state of California’s assertions about our client before a jury.

Whether you have been accused of shoplifting or grand theft, we’re ready to help you assess your options. Call  714-400-2000 to start the process.