Theft is the act of taking someone’s property or services without compensation or permissions. Theft can also be known as “larceny.” Being charged with theft can change your life for years and leave you with a permanent record. The effects of these charges can also end up reaching to your family or loved ones. For those in need of legal advice or representation, contact our skilled and determined Sacramento criminal defense lawyer at the Law Office of Larry Pilgrim.
Acts of larceny are considered either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the worth of what was stolen. Misdemeanors are commonly petty theft charges, punishable by up to a year in jail, fines or fees, and possibly time spent doing community service or in rehabilitation. Felonies, or grand theft, are much more serious charges with severe consequences. Sentencing for such charges could include 1 year to life in prison, large fines or fees, probation, or time spent in a rehabilitation center.
Each state may have different laws for theft and their charges. Federal laws may supersede the state laws for certain cases, though your Sacramento criminal defense lawyer will better explain the laws that are relevant to your case and how it will affect you and the outcome. At the Law Office of Larry Pilgrim, we understand how difficult these cases can be and are prepared to help you have the most successful case possible with a fair sentence for your actions.
If you or a loved one are struggling with your case, please contact our Sacramento criminal defense lawyer at the Law Office of Larry Pilgrim to begin building your defense. We are here to protect your rights and help you determine your best available options for you and your family. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and discuss your case.