Grand Theft Charges
If you have been charged with grand theft (value over $400), you are in serious legal trouble. This charge ordinarily includes prison or jail time as part of the penalty, depending on the seriousness of the case, and the circumstances surrounding it. If you have been charged with this crime, it is vital you contact a criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights in court. A conviction of grand theft on your criminal record will certainly affect your future to getting employment. There are varying penalties for grand theft, depending on the value of the item stolen, as well as the prior criminal record of the defendant. Whatever the situation in your case, it is advised you contact Gold & Witham to discuss your case immediately.
Grand theft can be classified either as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances. Grand theft auto is a felony and the penalty almost always includes time in prison or jail. If a weapon is involved in the crime, the penalties are more severe. With the assistance of a skilled criminal defense lawyer from our firm, you promote a better result in your case. If there have been legal errors in your arrest or any "search and seizure" actions by law enforcement, these errors may be used in court challenges.
How a theft lawyer from Gold & Witham can help you
A successful court challenge may mean certain evidence is suppressed, and the charges reduced or dismissed. It is crucial you have legal representation from an attorney who knows how to fight for you in court, and can bring forward these vital challenges if possible. Our legal team has over 40 years combined experience in fighting for the rights of clients in criminal cases.
Our experience in the California Court System serves your best interest, as a skilled attorney may be able to negotiate for you in your case, and familiarity with the given Court personnel involved is often a helpful part of the process. Whatever your circumstances are, a criminal defense attorney from our firm would like to review your case and advise you regarding defenses and settlement possibilities.