THEFT OFFENSE CRIMES
Theft crimes, especially in conservative Orange County, are much more serious than most people think. They are considered "crimes of moral turpitude" cause serious immigration and current and future employment consequences as well as lengthy jail commitments.
People facing theft charges in Orange County, also face incarceration, fines, probation and a criminal record that will plague you for a very long time. Unfortunately, not many employers are willing to take a chance by hiring someone with a "crime of dishonesty" like a theft offense.
An experienced Orange County theft crimes lawyer can make all the difference by insuring that your case is resolved without jail time and does not damage your criminal record for the rest of your life.
Orange County's Premier Theft Offense Attorney, Steven K. Bloom has handled thousands of theft cases since 1998. He not only knows the law surrounding theft crimes and the best way to handle a theft related offense, but he knows the people who will have a say in the outcome of your case.
Orange County Theft Crimes Steven K. Bloom has handled every type of theft case with unmatched success.
Common Types of Theft Crimes:
(Penal Code Section 488)-Misdemeanor with maximum of
6 months jail/fines/probation.
Petty Theft with a Prior
Conviction (Penal Code 666)-Can be
charged as either a Misdemeanor or Felony. A
Misdemeanor Petty theft with a Prior carries one
year maximum in county jail. A Felony carries a
maximum of 3 years in prison.
(Penal Code 487) is the theft of property over $950
in value. This can be charged as a misdemeanor or
felony, carrying a potential of 1 year or 3 years respectively of custody time.
This is a common charge for persons that are alleged
to have stolen while serving as an employee or
trustee of a business. This is a "wobbler" that can
be filed as misdemeanor or felony depending
primarily on how much was stolen.
(Penal Code 459, aka 2nd Degree Burglary) Can also be charged as
Misdemeanor or a Felony with a maximum of 1 year or
3 years, respectively.
(Penal Code 459, aka 1st Degree Burglary) is always a felony and carries a
maximum of 6 years in prison. A Residential Burglary
is a strike offense.
(Vehicle Code 10851) Basically, the burglary of the contents
of a car. This can be treated as a misdemeanor or
Code 211) Always a felony and always a Strike. To
prove a robbery, the prosecution has to show that
you acquired the victim’s property by fear or force.
If they allege that a weapon was used, this nearly
doubles your sentence. An allegation that a gun was
used, adds 10 years to a Robbery.
Retaining Attorney Steven K. Bloom has made the
difference in salvaging hundreds of peoples lives
who have been charged with theft crimes in Orange
County and can absolutely make the difference in