Regardless of whether or not the theft was accidental or a one-time occurrence, theft charges are serious. The consequences for a conviction on a theft crime range from probation to jail time and repayment of the allegedly stolen items or their monetary value. No matter what the value of the item or items was that were allegedly stolen, a conviction could have long-term repercussions and remain on your criminal record for years to come.
If you are facing charges of theft, do not sit idly by and just wait for your court date. Your future and your freedom may be in jeopardy.
San Jose criminal defense attorney William Chestnut has 40 years of experience providing theft defense and other criminal defense services to thousands of clients. Contact him now through this Web site or call (408) 298-6990 for a free initial consultation.
Representing the rights of people throughout Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Alameda County, Silicon Valley and the South Bay Area, attorney Chestnut handles a wide range of theft crimes, including:
Generally speaking, fraud is considered to be deception committed for personal gain or to cause financial damage to another individual. Attorney Chestnut handles many different types of fraud cases, such as:
- Computer fraud / internet fraud
- Benefits fraud
- Welfare fraud
- Workers' compensation fraud
- Theft by swindle
Crimes involving the theft of property without the use of threats or force are considered property offenses. Some of the types of property offenses that attorney Chestnut handles for clients include:
- Motor vehicle theft (auto theft)
Though robbery is a type of property crime, it involves the use of force or threats, therefore rendering it a type of violent crime as well as a theft crime.
Contact Attorney William Chestnut for a Free Initial Consultation
You have options for obtaining aggressive theft defense representation. Contact the Law Offices of William Chestnut today for a free initial consultation.