Theft Crimes Lawyer located in Newport Beach
& Serving Clients throughout Orange County
People make mistakes. Taking property that does not belong to you, whether knowingly or unknowingly, is one of those mistakes, and it can have serious consequences depending on the circumstances. If you were arrested on theft charges, you need to retain the services of an experienced Newport Beach theft crimes lawyer. At the Law Office of John F. Christl, our team can help you build a case to defend yourself and move on from your charges. You don’t have to let a mistake destroy your chances at a prosperous future.
Dial (949) 245-6708 to schedule your free consultation with the Law Office of John F. Christl. We serve clients in San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Santa Barbara Counties.
Types of Theft Charges
Theft, also known as larceny, occurs any time a person takes something without the owner’s permission, usually without any intent to return it.
Theft can include unlawful taking of:
- Property, such as in cases of shoplifting or burglary
- Money, as in cases of embezzlement
- Labor, such as refusing to pay for services rendered
- Real property, such as the sale of homes you do not own
Depending on the amount stolen and whether or not it can or will be returned, these crimes can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. In order to avoid being convicted on criminal charges, you need to get help from an experienced Newport Beach criminal defense lawyer.
How We Can Help
With over 25 years of experience, a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating, and twice being named an Outstanding Attorney by counties in California, Attorney John Christl has the insights and understanding of how to help you tell your side of the story. In some cases, simply returning the property is enough to have charges reduced.
Other defense strategies include:
- The property was yours to begin with
- You did not commit theft, or no theft was committed
- The owner gave consent
- You were tricked into taking something unlawfully
- You were not in your right mind when the act occurred
Schedule Your Free Consultation
Let the Law Office of John F. Christl help you build a case to protect your future. We have been to trial many times, and we are not afraid to take your case as far as it needs to go to help you obtain a favorable outcome.
Dial (949) 245-6708 or contact us online now to get started.