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Theft Crimes

What are theft crimes?

Theft is the statutory word that typically describes the taking of property.  Theft crimes include:

  • Burglary
  • Embezzlement
  • Larceny
  • Looting
  • Robbery
  • Shoplifting
  • Fraud

Theft crimes can be charged as misdemeanor offenses or felony offenses. Many of these offenses are what are known as “wobblers,” which are crimes which can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor. The value of the item(s) stolen, and the seriousness of the theft crime, and any prior theft arrests or convictions are some of things that determine whether a theft crime will be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.

What are the consequences of a theft crime conviction?

Typical penalties for a conviction of a theft crime can include:

  • Theft/Shoplifting Course
  • Fines
  • Probation
  • Jail/Prison Time

Why Hire the Mortlock Law Group?

It is important to retain a North County San Diego theft attorney to review the facts of your case.  The Mortlock Law Group has successfully represented clients resulting: in dismissal of cases, diversion programs, and/or reduction of the charges.

The North County theft attorneys of Mortlock Law Group are experienced in defending against theft crimes.  If you have been charged with a theft crime, please contact the North County theft crime attorneys of Mortlock Law Group for a free consultation.


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