Reach out to a San Diego Theft Lawyer
Theft is a criminal act that occurs when an individual takes someone else’s property without that person’s consent. To convict someone of a theft crime, the prosecutor has to prove that keeping or using another person’s property was unauthorized and without permission. In addition, the prosecution has to show that the person had an intent to take the property owner’s possession permanently. In case the offender moved the property and kept it a period of time.
If an individual is charged with a theft crime, he or she can face serious criminal charges and penalties.
Common types of theft include:
- Petty Theft
- Grand Theft
- Identity Theft
- Possession of Stolen Property
If a person is accused of petty theft, it means he or she has stolen a property valued up to $950. On the other hand, grand theft charges result when money or stolen property is valued at more than $950.
If you are taking personal property from someone’s possession using violence, force, or fear, you are committing a robbery. A burglary occurs when an individual enters a property of another with the intent to commit theft.
Using personal information of others for an unlawful purpose means you are committing identity theft. When it comes to possession of the property that was stolen, it happens when a person knowingly buys, receives, or conceals property that has been stolen from another person.
Lawyers at Griffin Law Office understand that theft charges can affect your reputation, personal freedom, as well as your loved ones and overall quality of your family’s life. Don’t waste your time; contact them today for an initial case consultation.