Grand theft is a theft of property valued at more than $400. A well-known example of this crime is grand theft auto, which is the stealing of a car that is worth more than $400. Unlike petty theft (the theft of property valued at $400 or less – usually associated with shoplifting) grand theft can be charged as a felony offense, where you will face time in state prison, fines, restitution and more.
You will need an experienced defense attorney to defend your rights if you have been arrested for grand theft in Los Angeles. Under California law, you may face up to 16 months in state prison for grand theft and up to 3 years in state prison for grand theft auto. A skilled criminal defense lawyer at Okabe & Haushalter can provide you with the representation and guidance that you need in order to avoid these penalties. By conducting an evaluation of your unique grand theft case and charges, a lawyer at our firm can begin working on building a defense strategy that will be strong and effective.
Our lawyers have past experience in prosecution – meaning that we understand both sides of a criminal investigation, charges and court process. We are able to anticipate the prosecution’s moves and thus our negotiation and litigation techniques are more effective in helping us reach a positive outcome for the cases we take on. We handle grand theft cases in Los Angeles and the South Bay area.
When we take on a new grand theft case, our attorneys take care to thoroughly investigate how evidence was collected and analyzed, whether a valid search warrant was used and what the circumstances of your arrest were. We will go through the details of your case with a fine-toothed comb to discover if law enforcement violated your rights or conducted an illegal search and seizure. These violations may result in a dismissal of evidence and therefore a successful outcome for your grand theft case.
Whether you have been charged with grand theft or grand theft auto, there is no question that a lawyer will make all the difference in the outcome of your case. At our firm, we have all the qualities you should look for in your defense lawyer – and we always strive to provide only the best level of service and representation.