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Los Angeles Theft Crime Defense Lawyer

Shoplifting is one of the most common crimes we see people charged with in Southern California. Petty theft and shoplifting crimes are more often committed by women, elderly people, and teen offenders. Sometimes the person actually has the money to pay for the items; the theft crime is merely a symptom of a deeper problem, which could be psychological, or related to a drug addiction.

Even relatively minor theft crimes can have huge consequences. If you're an immigrant seeking a green card, you can have immigration problems. If you're a licensed professional, a shoplifting conviction or theft crime on your record can lead to a denial of your license.

If you're facing criminal charges for theft, embezzlement, shoplifting, or burglary, you need a Los Angeles shoplifting defense attorney who will thoroughly investigate your case and aggressively defend your rights. You need Eisner Gorin LLP. With a combined 50 years of legal experience and credentials that few law firms can match, the theft and burglary lawyers at our law firm include a former District Attorney and a “certified criminal law specialist,” which is the highest level of experience an attorney can achieve in criminal law.

We defend the rights of people charged with felony or misdemeanor crimes in the San Fernando Valley and throughout Southern California.

Shoplifting Charges With Prior

Shoplifting and theft is a “wobbler” crime—it can be charged either as a misdemeanor or a felony. If you have a prior conviction, it's more likely your case will be charged as a felony. Our shoplifting defense attorneys work hard to keep that charge off your record.

When possible, we'll negotiate with the store owner for a civil compromise, asking them to agree to recommend dismissal of charges (or not to object) in exchange for an alternative sentence.

Because the underlying issues in some theft cases are emotional, we work closely with professional therapists skilled in counseling people who have committed theft offenses. We have often been able to keep people out of custody through treatment.

Accused of a Crime You Didn't Commit?

Security guards are not the best report writers. Our theft crime defense attorneys don't rely on security reports or police reports. We look at the security tapes and security records. We listen to your story and investigate.

A strong defense begins immediately, not in the courtroom. Early intervention can lead to no charges being filed. Call us toll-free at 877-781-1570. Our law office is located across the street from the Van Nuys Courthouse, the police station, and the prosecutor's office. Early intervention can sometimes mean your case is rejected, dismissed, or filed as a misdemeanor rather than a felony. Learn more about theft crimes.

Contact a Theft Offense Attorney

If you are facing criminal charges for theft, shoplifting, or burglary, don't talk to the police first. Talk to us. We speak English, Russian, Armenian, Spanish, Farsi, and Hebrew.

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