Petty Theft – PC 484(a) | Inglewood Petty Theft Defense Lawyers Since 1987
Petty Theft, most commonly associated with PC 459.5 Shoplifting, involves the taking of another’s property (valued at $950 or less) without the owner’s permission and with the intent to deprive the owner of the property. Although Petty Theft is classified as a misdemeanor, in Inglewood there are certain circumstances which allow for it to be prosecuted as a felony theft crime. Inglewood Petty Theft defense attorneys, Paul Takakjian and Stephen Sitkoff, are specialized in defending Petty Theft cases and have over 70 years of experience. Call us today at (888) 579-4844 for a free case review and learn how we can keep a theft conviction off your record.
PC 666 – Petty Theft With A Prior
In Inglewood, under certain circumstances, Petty Theft can be charged as a felony offense and you could face up to 3 years in state prison. You could face these felony charges if you have a prior conviction: (1) of a serious or violent felony; (2) resulting in sex offender registration; or (3) resulting in imprisonment in County Jail or State Prison.
This becomes an even bigger concern when a defendant has two prior strikes on their record. A defendant, with two serious and/or violent felony convictions already on their record, could face 25 years to life in prison for a conviction of any third felony offense (including petty theft with a prior). This could ruin the lives of the defendant and their loved ones, and should not be taken lightly.
How Our Expertise Can Benefit You
With our expertise in Petty Theft crimes and 70 plus years of trial experience in Los Angeles, you can rest assured that we will deliver the best case resolution possible. Even if the Petty Theft conviction does not result in jail time, it will have a detrimental effect on your life, reputation, and career. We do not plead our clients out to the first offer made by the prosecutors, like other law firms do, and are committed to helping you get through this difficult process and keeping your record clean. Call our Inglewood Petty Theft defense attorneys now at (888) 579-4844 for a free no-obligation consultation, and we can immediately begin working on your case together.