Don't Risk Your Freedom By Facing Theft Charges Alone

Theft sometimes seems like a victimless crime. No one gets hurt, so how serious can the penalties be? But the truth is, theft crimes can have dire consequences if they result in a conviction. At the Law Office of Mitri Hanania, we understand that everyone makes mistakes. Don't let a mistake, or one poor decision, affect your whole life.

Theft Offenses Can Bring Serious Consequences

Theft, sometimes called larceny, occurs when someone takes another person's possession with the specific intent to steal it. This could be theft of money, personal property or even theft of services.

Generally, theft of property valued at more than $950 is considered grand theft in California. Theft of less valuable items is usually charged as petty theft. A conviction for petty theft can lead to up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Grand theft can be charged as a felony, leading to up to three years of imprisonment.

Dedicated Defense Services Backed By Experience

At the Law Office of Mitri Hanania in Redwood City, we provide exceptional, efficient criminal defense backed by more than 20 years of experience in the field. Our lawyers can help you build a strong defense against any theft offense, including shoplifting defense. The basis of your defense might be:

  • Consent of the owner
  • Entrapment
  • The claim of ownership or right to possess the property
  • Mistake

One mistake should not define the rest of their life. If you are concerned with losing your occupational license, affecting your immigration status, or potential jail time, you should consult with an experienced attorney who can defend you from these dire consequences.

Contact Us Today

When you face a criminal charge, the most important decision you make is your choice of counsel. Choosing the Law Office of Mitri Hanania in Redwood City is the first step in building a strong defense for your freedom. Send us a message online or call 650-366-6789 to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable defense attorney.