Newport Beach Grand Theft Attorney
In a safe and generally low violence area like Newport Beach, property crimes are committed in vastly higher numbers than violent crimes. In 2010, there were 2,176 total property crime incidents in Newport Beach. One of the most serious theft crimes is grand theft, and it does not only involve stealing cars or expensive electronics. The Newport Beach grand theft attorney at the Johnson Criminal Law Group has experience dealing with all kinds of theft crimes, and can help you understand the offense and the best way to deal with it.
Theft of property valued at over $950 constitutes the crime of “grand theft” under California law. 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 covered under Penal Code section 487.
Grand theft is a crime that can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances—the differences in penalties are substantial. A misdemeanor grand theft conviction will entail up to one year in jail in a county facility. The Newport Beach grand theft attorney knows that a felony, on the other hand, may lead up to three years in a state penitentiary.
The Newport Beach grand theft attorney at the Johnson Criminal Law Group will work hard 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 getting the best possible outcome for a grand theft arrest. So contact the Law Office at (949) 622-5522 or through an online message.