Theft Charges Are A Serious Matter
Underestimating the seriousness of theft charges can leave you in a vulnerable position. Representing yourself can result in a conviction and penalties such as hundreds of dollars in fines and months in jail. Multiple convictions can result in further consequences, which is why it is important to do everything you can to defend yourself.
I am attorney Action Lavitch, and I am prepared to review the facts of your situation, identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and develop a strategy to represent you. I know what is at stake in these cases, and my experience can act as your advantage in your defense.
How I Defend My Clients
In the years I have been representing the people of Los Angeles and Orange County, I have taken cases involving all manner of theft charges, including:
Depending on the severity of the crime, your charges may elevate from a misdemeanor to a felony. For example, theft can become a felony if the amount of stolen goods exceeds $950. When I take your case, I will explain what you are facing and develop a plan to help you pursue the best possible outcome by pursuing defense strategies such as:
- A claim of right or proving the accused believed the property was theirs
- You were returning the property in question
In addition to building a strong defense, I also consider other methods of defending you, such as negotiating a favorable plea deal or dismissing the charges altogether.