Theft offenses are considered “crimes of moral turpitude” and a conviction on your criminal record can effect various aspects of your life including future employment, state licensing or certifications (contractors, teachers, nurses, physicians, real estate agents, etc.), travel to and from foreign countries, and immigration status. I am offering you a free initial consultation so we can discuss the following:
- Court procedures and penalties
- Possible defenses: Intent – without intent you cannot be convicted of theft.
- Defenses include being absent-minded, distracted, consent, mistake, and overzealous police or store security/loss prevention officers;
- Costs of retaining this law firm; and
- How to minimize the effect of a theft related arrest on your life.
Petty theft or shoplifting are the most common property crimes in the United States. A person who accidently walks out of a store with merchandise can and often is prosecuted for petty theft, there are defenses and alternatives to having a conviction on your record. We represent clients across Northern California who have been accused of committing:
- Petty Theft
- Petty Theft with a Prior
- Grand Theft
- Receiving Stolen Property
- First Degree Burglary (Residential)
- Second Degree Burglary (Commercial)
- Grand Theft Auto
Contact an attorney at Nicholson Law Offices for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case and what options may be available to you. You will speak directly to an attorney and not given an inexperienced attorney or paralegal. Ask to speak to Mr. Nicholson himself as he handles all consultations personally!