Los Angeles Theft Defense Experts
LA Theft attorneys, Paul Takakjian and Stephen Sitkoff, are former senior Los Angeles County DAs with over 70 years combined experience defending Theft related charges in Southern California.
Shoplifting and other theft crimes are among the most prevalent criminal charges prosecuted in Los Angeles County criminal courts. In addition, theft crimes are often most persons' first criminal offenses. If you have been arrested or ticketed for a shoplifting or theft charge, the punishments you face can vary. Depending on your prior criminal history, the amount of the theft, and other aggravating factors, your criminal consequences can even involve jail time. Although most first offense shoplifting and petty theft charges rarely result in jail time, the most damaging punishment is the theft related criminal record and its negative impact on your career, immigration, or educational prospects.
Los Angeles Theft Defense Since 1987
LA criminal defense attorneys Paul Takakjian and Stephen Sitkoff have successfully defended theft charges in Los Angeles for 3 decades. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony theft crime, our Southern California criminal defense firm has the experience ensure you stand the best chance of minimizing your punishment and in many cases, avoiding a theft conviction on your record. Call us today at (866) 430-8383 for a FREE case analysis to learn what to expect next and how we can help protect your reputation and future.
Types Of Los Angeles Theft Charges
Theft charges in California are classified by the METHOD in which the theft was committed, the TYPE of item, and the AMOUNT of the item(s). The following are examples of the various Los Angeles theft crimes:
Unlawfully taking property valued at $950 or less with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property.
Entering a retail store during normal business hours with prior intent to commit theft.
Unlawfully taking property valued at $950 or more with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property.
As an employee, unlawfully taking money or property you entrusted to you.
Grand Theft Auto
Unlawfully taking a motor vehicle regardless of value with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the vehicle.
Grand Theft Firearm
Unlawfully taking a firearm or gun regardless of value with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the weapon.
Committing theft by false pretense or deception.
Committing theft by way of force or threat of force.
1st Degree Burglary/Residential Burglary
Entering a residential structure with the intent to commit a felony.
Receiving Stolen Property
Knowingly possessing items or property that have been stolen.
Top Rated Los Angeles Theft Crime Lawyers
Our Los Angeles theft defense attorneys are recognized as top-rated criminal defense lawyers by the California Board of Legal Specialization, Super Lawyers, AVVO, and Martindale-Hubbell. However, our track record of success is most accurately exemplified by the numerous positive reviews from our former clients. As a client of our theft defense firm, you will be defended by a former senior Los Angeles prosecutor with over 35 years of criminal law experience.
Contact Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP | Los Angeles Theft Defense
Call our theft defense attorneys today at (866) 430-8383 to schedule your FREE consultation at our office in West Los Angeles, or complete our online contact form. For our clients' convenience, we maintain office locations in the following cities:
Torrance, Encino, Glendale, Long Beach, Pasadena, Woodland Hills, West Covina, Burbank, Cerritos, Whittier, Norwalk, Santa Clarita, Oxnard, Westlake Village, Rancho Cucamonga, Corona, Victorville, Orange, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach