Theft Crimes

Sacramento and Northern California Theft Crimes Lawyer

Sacramento theft crimes are criminal acts of taking another person’s property  without the other person’s permission. In California, these Northern California theft crimes can be either a misdemeanor or a felony. Sacramento theft crimes lawyer Benjamin Scarfe has experience fighting theft crimes and is educated in theft defenses.

Sacramento Misdemeanor Theft Crimes

Petty theft is the taking of property or money that is valued at $400 or less. This is a misdemeanor and may be punished with a sentence of up to six months in jail, significant court fines, restitution to the victim as well as to law enforcement for the cost of investigation of the charges, community service, counseling and probation. It is important to fight your petty theft offense because a conviction for this offense may be used to enhance a future petty theft into a felony. This is called a petty theft with a prior and is filed as a felony pursuant to Penal Code Section 666 by  the prosecutor.

If you have a prior conviction of  petty theft and have served any amount of time in custody, then the prosecutor may automatically file the second offense as a felony. The penalty for a petty theft with a prior is up 3 years in prison, counseling, probation or parole, high court fines, community service, restitution to both the victim and law enforcement. If you are arrested for a petty theft, it is important to immediately hire a Sacramento theft crimes attorney.  Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyer Benjamin Scarfe is an experience defense lawyer that know how to fight your Sacramento petty theft charge.

Sacramento Felony Theft Crimes

Grand theft is the non consensual taking of property or money that belongs to another that is valued at over $400.  All felony theft crimes may be punished by prison, court fines, restitution to both the victim and law enforcement, probation or parole, reimbursement for the cost of supervision, and counseling. All theft cases will be used to increase future punishment if a person is convicted of a crime in the future.

Common Sacramento Theft Crimes Include:

Sacramento theft crimes and their legal penalties will depend on the items stolen, the value of the property, and the criminal history of the person charged. If the person is a repeat offender, the court may give the person a prison sentence of several years.

Because of the significant consequences to a person charged with a theft crime, it is important to immediately hire a Sacramento theft crimes attorney as soon as you are either investigated or charged with an offense.

Hiring an Experienced Sacramento and Northern California Theft Crimes Attorney

Attorney Benjamin Scarfe is a Sacramento criminal defense attorney that has been helping clients in Northern California fight their theft crime charges.

Mr. Scarfe handles cases in Sacramento, San Joaquin, Placer, Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Butte, Glenn and El Dorado counties in Northern California. Mr. Scarfe will go to court with you and assist in getting you released from custody and explaining to the judge why you should not be held in jail. He can also assist in having a bail bondsman in court to facilitate an immediate release from custody. When you learn there is a Sacramento theft crimes case filed against you, contact Sacramento criminal defense attorney Benjamin Scarfe at the Scarfe Law firm at (916) 633-1255.