Law offices of Bruce Richland A Professional Corporation

Downtown Los Angeles

  • 205 South Broadway, Suite 902 Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • 213-626-3100

Van Nuys

  • 6315 Van Nuys Boulevard, 2nd Floor Van Nuys, CA 91401
  • 818-786-6829

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Highly Rated Los Angeles Theft Defense Lawyer

Los Angeles and Van Nuys trial attorney Bruce Richland has successfully defended those facing theft and shoplifting charges for more than 20 years. Theft is a crime of moral turpitude that can hinder a person’s ability to find a job or a place to live. Those charged with theft crimes should reach out to our experienced theft attorneys at the Law Offices of Bruce Richland immediately in order to preserve any defenses their case may have.

Have you been arrested for committing a theft crime in California?

If you answered yes, then you need immediate assistance and representation of an experienced Los Angeles theft defense attorney. Bruce Richland and his team have the knowledge and skills you need to defend your rights.

Attorneys here are dedicated to protecting clients who have been accused of various criminal charges, such as identity theft, petty theft, grand theft, and burglary.

Consultations can be provided for anyone facing theft charges in Van Nuys and/or the Greater Los Angeles area. There are many different ways to win a theft case, but only an experienced attorney specializing in theft cases can ensure the best change of dismissing your theft case. If you are facing theft crime charges please contact the Law Offices of Bruce Richland today to discuss your case with one of our theft defense attorneys.

Many theft crimes that occur in California come with serious legal consequences. Below are a few theft related crimes that, if convicted, can result in severe punishments:

  • Identity Theft – Using someone’s personal information, such as Social Security card, driver’s license, or identification card without consent or permission, and to commit fraud.
  • Petty Theft – Knowingly stealing another person’s property. The stolen property must amount to no more than $400.
  • Grand Theft – Stealing the goods of another person, which equal to $400 or more in monetary value.
  • Burglary – A crime involving an individual who breaks into a building with the intent of committing a felony.

There are many other serious theft related crimes that include the misuse of public funds, counterfeiting, first and second-degree burglary, embezzlement, bribery, receiving stolen property, and artwork theft. Most theft crimes have standard penalties; however, jail terms and fines may drastically increase depending on the situation. Factors that can worsen the punishments include: committing a theft crime with a firearm/weapon, as well as injuries or deaths of others as a result of the theft crime.

Whether or not you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, it is important to get proper legal representation right away. Your future and freedom depend on it. If you are convicted of a theft charge in California, you will most likely serve a jail or prison term, and/or pay high monetary fines. To avoid these repercussions, contact us today. The Law Offices of Bruce Richland, PC have a high success rate of getting charges dropped, sentences reduced, and obtaining other alternatives to jail for clients.