Bay Area Grand Theft Lawyer


Jail Alternatives include:

  • Community Service
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Civil Compromise
  • First Offender’s Programs
  • Arrest Records Sealed


Grand theft refers to stolen property or services that are valued above $950 and is described in California Penal Code section 487 .  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

CHARGESFirst time offender charged with grand theft and commercial burglary at Kohl’s.
RESULTNot Guilty at Trial.

CHARGESFelony shoplifting at Macy’s.
RESULTClient avoided conviction with a diversion program.

CHARGES6 counts of theft from the Federal Government. Client had a prior felony conviction.
RESULTAll felony charges were dismissed. Plead to one misdemeanor. Sentenced to home detention.

CHARGESClient charged with Petty Theft at Costco.
RESULTAfter negotiating a settlement with store loss prevention personnel, all charges were dropped – no criminal record.

CHARGESCharged with 15 counts of 1st Degree Burglary; facing 15+ years State Prison.
RESULTResult was 90 days County Jail.

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