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Theft Crimes and Medical Marijuana in Los Angeles

Posted on: August 31, 2009 at 9:20 a.m.

Two ares of the law which keep Los Angeles criminal lawyers very busy are theft crimes and medical marijuana dispensaries. A recent crime wave has combined the two however, giving police a baffling situation to try and handle.

Recently, reports have come out regarding a team of gunmen robbing medical marijuana dispensaries in the western region of the San Fernando Valley. Officials are saying the frequency of the heists, and their violence, is increasing.

These robberies are costing the medical marijuana dispensaries tens of thousands of dollars and are extremely dangerous. Even the Los Angeles police department is letting the public know that these men are armed and dangerous. These men allegedly enter the dispensaries posing as customers, then they take over the business and then flee with large quantities of marijuana. Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensary operators have been shot and injured during these robberies.

Theft crimes, especially armed robbery, is a very serious crime in Los Angeles and requires the skill of an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney. The penalties for theft crime in Los Angeles include imprisonment, large fines, restitution, community service, probation, parole and much more. The severity of your penalty will depend upon whether you committed a felony or a misdemeanor.

Typical or common theft crimes include such crimes as shoplifting, carjacking, burglary, robbery, armed robbery, identity theft, credit card fraud and more. Some crimes are usually misdemeanors (such as shoplifting) and carry fines and possibly short periods of jail time. Carjacking, armed robbery and money laundering however carry much heavier penalties including years in prison and severe fines. Such theft crimes require a skilled Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who knows and understands prosecution tactics, Los Angeles courts and more.

If you or someone you love has been charged with a theft crime, contact Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin at 877-781-1570.

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