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Theft Charges in California

While it is true that “stealing is stealing,” it is also true that there are different types of theft as defined by California criminal laws and that each theft charge may carry a different sentence depending on the severity of the crime. As a criminal defense attorney serving clients from Los Angeles and surrounding areas for more than a decade, I realize that the average citizen does not share my intimate knowledge of California theft laws. To help my current and prospective clients better understand these charges, I have created this basic guide to the different types of theft recognized...

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What Are the Penalties for Auto Theft?

The National Insurance Crime Bureau reports that more than one million cars are stolen in America each year, making auto theft one of the most common crimes. Several federal acts passed in the last few decades have strengthened the laws surrounding auto theft and the penalties for a conviction can be as severe as life in prison. Here’s what you should know about auto theft and the law. General state laws and vehicle theft While some states view auto theft using general theft statutes, a few, including the state of California, have statutes that are specifically titled Vehicle Theft to...

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UNDERSTANDING GRAND THEFT AUTO AND OTHER VEHICLE THEFT CRIMES

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When a person is charged with the theft of a vehicle, they are generally facing serious criminal charges. They will need to hire a criminal defense attorney who is experienced in dealing with these types of criminal matters.