Indio Property Crimes Lawyer
Michael Goldstein is a veteran Palm Desert defense lawyer experienced in representing at the Larson Justice Center in Indio in a broad range of property crimes, including theft, burglary and robbery.
California prosecutors often have some discretion when filing theft charges, which are misdemeanor petty theft at values under $400 (for first offense) and can be either misdemeanor or felony charges for a first offense with a value greater than $400.
If you are facing a larceny or theft charge in Riverside County, California or the surrounding area, don't go it alone and don't settle for a court appointed attorney. Indio Criminal Defense Lawyer Michael Goldstein offers a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights.
As a Riverside County criminal defense attorney experienced in a wide range of theft cases, Palm Springs Property Crimes Lawyer Michael Goldstein represents clients for a variety of theft cases, including:
- Breaking and entering (B&E)
- Car Theft
- Embezzelment (Employee theft)
- Theft related domestic isssues
- Car Jacking
- Grand Theft
- Bad Check
First Degree Residential Burglary in California is always a felony and counts as a strike. Other burglary charges, including shoplifting, can be charges as either a misdemeanor or a felony.
Robbery is a more serious property crime that involves taking something by force or threat of force. It is always a felony and counts as a strike. Additionally, the threat or cause of bodily harm often ups the penalty and increases the risk of serious jail time, fines and lengthy supervision upon release.
Other types of theft charges, including bad checks, employee theft and embezzlement can lead to serious consequences both inside and outside the courtroom, where a damaged reputation can impact your ability to gain employment and have other consequences for years to come.
If you have been charged with a theft offense in Riverside County, California or the surrounding area, call Palm Springs Defense Attorney Michael Goldstein today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights.
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