Theft Lawyer San Francisco CA
At Hallinan Law Firm, our theft lawyer San Francisco CA residents trust has represented people accused of various offenses, including robbery, theft, burglary, fraud, and other property crimes. In most cases, theft charges depend on evidence that is seized by law enforcement, either from a search warrant, stopping a vehicle, or searching the defendant and their bag or purse. In other instances, theft crimes depend on eyewitness testimony, which can actually be one of the most unreliable sources of proof in criminal cases.
Criminal Defense for Theft Crime
Our team at Hallinan Law Firm has defended many clients just like you, who are facing theft-related charges in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We use every strategy at our disposal to advocate for your client and his or her rights, including investigating your case, pursuing a dismissal or reduction of charges, preparing the case for trial, and assessing the admissibility of evidence.
We are honest and straight-forward when it comes to your case and how we plan on protecting your rights and best interests so you get a fair trial. Hopefully, through our connections, we can solidify a lesser charge and repercussions for you, so this offense does not follow you for the rest of your life.
The types of theft charges a San Francisco theft lawyer in CA can handle include, but may not be limited to:
- Petty Theft (amount stolen under $400)
- Petty Theft (with a history of other convictions)
- Grand Theft Auto
- Grant Theft (amount stolen more than $400)
- Theft from a Vehicle
- Theft from a Dependant or Elderly Adult
- Commercial Robbery
- Residential Robbery
- Residential Burglary
The Chances of Your Charges Being Dismissed
One of the first things we discuss with our clients is about their chances of having the charges dropped against them. While this is possible, we will be clear about what is within our means and what is not. We strongly encourage anyone who has been arrested for a theft-related crime to get representation immediately from a law firm that is experienced in handling these kinds of offenses.
The value of the items you stole may determine whether you receive a misdemeanor or felony conviction. We can challenge the value and/or ownership of the stolen property and work relentlessly to reduce charges or get a dismissal of charges. When the defendant is accused of using threats, force, violence, or weapons when they engaged in theft activity, more serious convictions may apply to the case. However, by challenging the proof brought forward by the prosecution, we may be able to resolve your case without enduring the very worst of the potential consequences.
If you or someone you love is facing charges because of theft, please call Hallinan Law Firm today to speak with a California theft lawyer in San Francisco about how we can help.