At Camarata & Fuller, LLP, our criminal defense lawyers strive to provide effective representation regardless of the circumstances surrounding your property crime charges. In every case we take on, we reach for a positive outcome. With over 40 years of combined experience, we may be able to help you minimize penalties or eradicate charges altogether. If you have been charged with a property crime, let us help you overcome this situation and move on to a brighter future.
Theft Classifications & Penalties
The umbrella term “property crime” includes a wide variety of offenses – the most common of these is theft. Theft crimes are divided into classifications based on the value of the property stolen. The value is calculated by the fair market price of the items in question.
There are two major theft classifications:
- Petty theft: This is the crime of stealing less than $950 worth of property. If the stolen items are worth less than $50, the crime can be charged as an infraction, punishable by a fine up to $250. If you are charged with stealing more than $50, penalties may include a fine up to $1,000 and up to six months in the county jail.
- Grand theft: This is the offense of stealing more than $950 worth of property. This felony offense is punishable by up to three years in prison, depending on the severity of the case.
Other Property Crimes
Theft is not the only type of property crime – there are other charges you may face that fall under the umbrella of a property crime.
We can also represent you if you were charged with:
- Arson: the offense of maliciously setting fire to a property, forest area, or structure. Due to the danger of wildfires in California, arsonists are often given hefty punishments and prosecuted as felons.
- Vandalism: The offense of defacing, destroying, or damaging property. Vandalism can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the amount of damage caused to the property.
- Trespassing: An offense typically prosecuted as a misdemeanor. Penalties may include up to 180 days in jail.
A property crime does not have to define the rest of your life. With unyielding representation from a Temecula property crime attorney at Camarata & Fuller, you can navigate your way through the criminal justice system. We want to take the burden off your shoulders so that you can focus on the future.
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