(Penal Code Sections 484-488)
Orange County Theft Lawyer - Mr.
Bruzzo at (714) 547-4636.
The most common theft charge is Petty Theft (Penal Code
Section 488); this can only be charged as a misdemeanor.
It carries a maximum of 1 year in jail. Generally speaking
if the item(s) stolen are $400.00 or less then the matter
can be charged as a Petty Theft. Mr. Bruzzo has represented
many persons accused of petty theft and it is very rare that
a first time petty theft offender receives jail. On many
occasions Mr. Bruzzo has managed to get the case reduced
to an infraction (so it does not reflect as a conviction
on the criminal record) or negotiated other dispositions
to keep the client’s record clean. PLEASE NOTE THAT
A PETTY THEFT VIOLATION WITH A PRIOR PETTY THEFT CONVICTION
CAN CAUSE THE NEW CASE TO BE FILED AS A FELONY AND THE CLIENT
SENT TO STATE PRISON.
(Penal Code Section 487)
A theft of item(s) of a value in excess of $400.00 can be
charged as a felony and is known as Grand Theft (Penal Code
Section 487); it can carry a maximum of up to three years
in state prison. However a skillful attorney can keep a person
convicted of even felony grand theft out of jail. Also, Grand
Theft can be charged as a misdemeanor.
(Penal Code Section 459)
Orange County Residential Burglary Lawyer - Mr. Bruzzo at (714) 547-4636.
Any person who enters the home of another with the intent
to steal or commit a felony is guilty of burglary in the
first degree. This carries a punishment of up to 6 years
in prison although first time offenders, if they plea guilty
or are found guilty usually do less then 1 year in county
jail. Notably, although residential burglary does not appear violent
in nature it is considered a “strike” offense.
It is very important to be represented by an attorney experienced
in these matters. Mr. Bruzzo has successfully represented
many persons accused of this crime. Contact him at (714)
Please contact Mr. Bruzzo on any criminal matter at (714)547-4636 or fill out the form below:
Grand Theft - Petty Theft - Orange County
William W. Bruzzo
1851 E. First Street, 9th Floor, Suite 900
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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