Bay Area Grand Theft Lawyer


Jail Alternatives include:

  • Community Service
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Civil Compromise
  • First Offender’s Programs
  • Arrest Records Sealed


Grand theft refers to stolen property or services that are valued above $950 and is described in California Penal Code section 487 .  Keep in mind that, unlike petty theft, which is a misdemeanor, Grand Theft is a wobbler which means it may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.  The determination of the charge depends upon your criminal history and the circumstances of your case.

We have worked with clients accused of grand theft from many major Bay Area retail establishments.  We’ve found that some loss prevention personnel are overly aggressive, often misunderstanding what may be an innocent mistake.

We are familiar with the illegal tactics used by these stores and can often turn them into advantages when defending our clients.

GRAND THEFT Case Results

CHARGES First time offender charged with grand theft and commercial burglary at Kohl’s.
RESULT Not Guilty at Trial.

CHARGES Felony shoplifting at Macy’s.
RESULT Client avoided conviction with a diversion program.

CHARGES 6 counts of theft from the Federal Government. Client had a prior felony conviction.
RESULT All felony charges were dismissed. Plead to one misdemeanor. Sentenced to home detention.

CHARGES Client charged with Petty Theft at Costco.
RESULT After negotiating a settlement with store loss prevention personnel, all charges were dropped – no criminal record.

CHARGES Charged with 15 counts of 1st Degree Burglary; facing 15+ years State Prison.
RESULT Result was 90 days County Jail.

CHARGES Client charged with a felony theft charge. Faced up to three years in prison.
RESULT After conducting a thorough investigation and the results of which were presented to the District Attorney, the case was dismissed.
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