Palm Springs Theft Crimes Defense Attorney
Attorney John Patrick Dolan is a skilled theft attorney and a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law. Under his guidance, the Dolan Law Offices provides a vigorous defense for people charged with theft-related crimes, including everything from shoplifting to burglary to robbery.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a theft crime, call Dolan Law Offices for a free initial consultation or jail visit at 760-775-3739 or 562-824-4007.
Under California statutes, theft includes the crimes of:
- Larceny: Theft by larceny requires taking and carrying away the property of another with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property. Petty theft of property valued less than $400.00 is a misdemeanor, although a second offense may be filed as a felony. Theft of property valued over $400.00 is grand theft and may be filed as a misdemeanor or a felony for the first offense.
- Embezzlement, fraud and other white-collar crimes : Embezzlement, fraud, bad checks/insufficient funds and other white-collar crimes generally involve nonviolent thefts committed for financial gain. Many white-collar crimes involve professional people with no history of criminal activity.
- Burglary: Entering a building with the intent to commit theft or a felony is burglary. The burden of proof of intent falls on the prosecution. The old terminology of breaking and entering is satisfied merely with entry of the building ¾ force is not necessary. In California, First Degree Residential Burglary is always a felony and a strike under the “three strike” law. All other types of burglary, including shoplifting, are second degree. They may be charged either as a misdemeanor or a felony and do not count as strikes.
- Robbery : Taking property from another by force or fear is robbery. It is a felony and a strike. Infliction of great bodily injury and/or the use of a gun or other weapon increase the sentence in state prison.
A Theft Conviction Has Serious and Lasting Consequences
A conviction for any theft offense, even a minor one such as shoplifting or insufficient funds, may have serious adverse consequences beyond fines and jail or prison. It may affect your future employability and can permanently damage your professional licensing and career, especially if your job involves money, such as banking, investments, securities, stocks or bonds.
Attorney John Patrick Dolan, understands that conviction of a theft crime can affect the rest of your life. He will take the time to sit down and discuss your priorities and defenses so that you can make a knowledgeable and informed decision about your future.
Contact Dolan Law Offices
Contact Dolan Law Offices today to discuss your theft case. We guarantee to fight for the best possible outcome.
We represent clients in Palm Springs who have been charged with shoplifting, fraud, embezzlement, larceny, burglary, or other white-collar crime.