San Diego Grand Theft Defense Lawyer
Felony Charge Attorney
California has a specific definition of what constitutes a grand theft felony charge, and the dollar amount isn’t as high as everyone thinks. While most people think of auto theft as grand theft, any theft of money, labor or property valued at more than 400 dollars can be charged as felony grand theft. Besides theft, other offenses that merit the charge include employee embezzlement or fraud of more than 950 dollars or a car or firearm of any value.
Because grand theft is charged as a felony, it counts as a ‘ three-strikes‘ charge under the California criminal code. If it is your first conviction, it will go on your record. Any two subsequent convictions can result in a mandatory prison sentence of 25 years to life. It is important that your criminal defense attorney knows the strategies for reducing the grand theft charge to a misdemeanor and doing everything possible to avoid a conviction.
We use every strategy to keep your record clear of a conviction
By getting your grand theft charge reduced to a misdemeanor, you can petition to have the conviction expunged from your record, pending completion of your probation or jail time.
The Law Office of Vikas Bajaj is recognized as one of the San Diego region’s prominent criminal defense law firms. We take an aggressive, strategic approach to investigating your offense and do everything possible to work with the prosecutor to assure the best possible outcome. If you are facing charges of grand theft in Southern California, talk to one of our attorneys right away.
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