Theft Walnut Creek CA
Theft can be committed in a number of different ways: shoplifting, larceny by trick, and embezzlement. Regardless of which way the crime is committed a general theft allegation can be made against you. The biggest determination to be made in the case is whether it is petty theft or grand theft. There are a number of ways that a case is determined to be ‘grand theft’ but the most common one is if the item(s) stolen are worth more than $950.
Depending on the facts of the case and the type of theft a case can be filed as a misdemeanor or as a felony. The maximum sentence for the felony is based on the type of theft and the prior record of a person.
There are many misconceptions about whether or not to respond to a demand letter from a store after a shoplifting has occurred. This is simply only a request the store makes for reimbursement for stolen goods and a fee that they are allowed to ask for. You have no obligation to pay this and in many cases paying the demand can look like an admission of guilt to stealing.
Thomas Daly has represented lots of clients in theft related cases. Whether your case is about shoplifting or petty theft with a prior or some other form of theft case Thomas Daly Law knows how to handle it and can help you. Call today for a free consultation. (925) 338-7517