Huntington Beach Grand Theft Attorney

In general, property crimes are committed in vastly higher numbers than violent crimes. Huntington Beach is no exception. In 2010, there were 4,673 total property crime incidents in Huntington Beach. One of the most serious theft crimes is grand theft, and it does not only involve stealing cars or expensive electronics, although there were 285 car thefts in 2010. The Huntington Beach grand theft attorney at the Johnson Criminal Law Group has experience dealing with all kinds of theft crimes, and she can help you understand the offense and the best way to deal with it.

Under California law in Penal Code section 487, theft of property valued at over $950 constitutes the crime of “grand theft.” There are also certain categories of items which, if stolen, always are grand theft regardless of the value. These items include cars and firearms. Grand theft is a crime that can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances. And the differences in penalties are substantial, depending on that classification. A misdemeanor grand theft conviction will entail up to one year in jail in a county facility. The Huntington Beach grand theft attorney knows that a felony, on the other hand, is up to three years in a state penitentiary.

The Law Office of Lauren K. Johnson’s Huntington Beach grand theft attorney will work and use her experience to gain the best result for each client’s particular circumstances. Dealing with all the players in the criminal system is important for working to prove innocence and/ or getting the best possible outcome for a grand theft arrest. So contact the Law Office at (949) 622-5522 or through an online message.

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