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ACCUSED OF Grand THEFT IN northern california?


Summit Defense attorneys have handled grand theft charges involving every major area store.  Some of the more common are:


  • Fry's
  • Kohl's
  • Costco
  • Macy's
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Best Buy
  • Whole Foods


Grand theft refers to stolen property or services that are valued above $950.  Keep in mind that, unlike petty theft, which is a misdemeanor, Grand Theft is a wobbler which means it may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.  The determination of the charge depends upon your criminal history and the circumstances of your case.


We have worked with clients accused of grand theft from many major Bay Area retail establishments.  We've found that some loss prevention personnel are overly aggressive, often misunderstanding what may be an innocent mistake.


We are familiar with the illegal tactics used by these stores and can often turn them into advantages when defending our clients.


GRAND THEFT Case Results 


CHARGES First time offender charged with grand theft and commercial burglary at Kohl's.
RESULT Not Guilty at Trial.

CHARGES Felony shoplifting at Macy's.
RESULT Client avoided conviction with a diversion program.

CHARGES 6 counts of theft from the Federal Government. Client had a prior felony conviction.
RESULT All felony charges were dismissed. Plead to one misdemeanor. Sentenced to home detention.

CHARGES Client charged with Petty Theft at Costco.
RESULT After negotiating a settlement with store loss prevention personnel, all charges were dropped - no criminal record.

CHARGES Charged with 15 counts of 1st Degree Burglary; facing 15+ years State Prison.
RESULT Result was 90 days County Jail.

CHARGES Client charged with a felony theft charge. Faced up to three years in prison.
RESULT After conducting a thorough investigation and the results of which were presented to the District Attorney, the case was dismissed.



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Summit Defense Attorneys – San Jose
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2570 N 1st Street, 2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95131
Phone: 408-333-9622
Summit Defense Attorneys – San Francisco
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580 California Street, 12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-666-2316
Summit Defense Attorneys – Pleasanton
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6200 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: 925-218-4730
Summit Defense Attorneys – Burlingame
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533 Airport Blvd, Suite 400
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 650-763-8766
Summit Defense Attorneys – Marin
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4040 Civic Center Drive, Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: 415-524-7717
Summit Defense Attorneys – Oakland
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1970 Broadway, Suite 1145
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-352-1450
Summit Defense Attorneys – Richmond
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146 Washington Avenue, Suite D
Richmond, CA 94801
Phone: 510-412-8900
Summit Defense Attorneys – Sacramento
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770 L St #950
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-830-0061