Beverly Hills Shoplifting And Petty Theft

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Beverly Hills Petty Theft & Shoplifting Lawyers

If you have been recently cited or arrested for petty theft shoplifting in Beverly Hills or West Los Angeles, you likely have an upcoming court appearance at the LAX/Airport Courthouse.  Whether this is your first theft offense or not, it is critical that you at least consult with a criminal defense attorney with experience defending shoplifting and Beverly Hills petty theft crimes due to the consequences your potentially face if convicted. Your future employment prospects, current or future professional licensing, or citizenship eligibility can be jeopardized by a poor outcome. However, these consequences can be mitigated or even outright avoided through the expert handling of an experienced Beverly Hills theft defense lawyer.

Why Retain Our Beverly Hills Petty Theft And Shoplifting Defense Lawyers?

Since 1987, former West LA prosecutors Paul Takakjian and Stephen Sitkoff have successfully defended individuals like yourself in a wide range of theft-related cases, such as:

  • PC 459.5 – Shoplifting
  • PC 484(a) – Petty Theft
  • PC 487(a) – Grand Theft
  • PC 459 – Residential (1st Degree) and Commercial Burglary(2nd Degree)
  • PC 496 – Receiving Stolen Property
  • PC 666 – Petty Theft with Prior

With almost 70 years of combined California theft crimes defense experience, both Mr. Takakjian and Mr. Sitkoff offer a unique insight and advantage to every petty theft case each defends. Whether it is preparing your case for jury trial, or utilizing their relationships with prosecutors and judges in LAX Court to negotiate plea agreements to lesser offenses or dismissal of charges either by way of Civil Compromise under 1377 and 1378 of the California Penal Code or Deferred Entry of Judgment (DEJ), we are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you.

Beverly Hills Shoplifting And Petty Theft Penalties

If you have been cited or charged with PC 459.5 – shoplifting or PC 484(a) – Petty Theft, you face the following consequences:

  • Summary (unsupervised) probation
  • Up to $1,000 fine
  • Up to 6 months in LA County Jail
  • Community service or labor
  • Restitution
  • Criminal record

Whether you are facing a 1st offense petty theft misdemeanor or a felony grand theft shoplifting, we are prepared to utilize our decades of theft defense experience and relationships with LA City Prosecutors to tirelessly advocate for a dismissal or reduction of your charges.

Call Us Now At (888) 579-4844 For A Free Consultation

Being cited or arrested for a criminal offense is a terrifying and stressful experience, especially when it is your first theft or shoplifting offense. You likely have numerous questions about where you go from here, your potential outcomes, and the potential impact on your personal and professional future. Therefore, our free consultation will focus on providing you with insight into the criminal process and the path ahead, so that you are prepared for what to expect and what your possible outcomes can be. Furthermore, we will patiently review each of the facts of your case and answer every one of your questions before discussing fees, because your free consult is for you to qualify us and not the other way around. Contact us now at (888) 579-4844 for a free no-obligation case review.

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Stephen Sitkoff

Stephen Sitkoff

Partner and Criminal Defense Attorney

Stephen Sitkoff is a partner at Sitkoff & Hanrahan who started his legal career as a deputy district attorney more than 30 years ago prosecuting cases throughout the LA criminal court system in Southern California.
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Eugene Hanrahan

Partner and Criminal Defense Attorney

Eugene Hanrahan is both a former federal and county prosecutor and partner at Sitkoff & Hanrahan, LLP with two decades of criminal law experience. Mr. Hanrahan’s criminal defense expertise ranges from misdemeanors to serious, complex felony cases.
James Kim

James Kim

Senior Case Analyst

James possesses over a decade of legal experience and serves as the firm’s senior case analyst handling the initial calls from prospective clients.