Understanding Grand Theft
Are you facing charges of grand theft?
Grand theft is the acquisition of another person's property or possessions through illegal means, and without their consent. In order for a theft to be classified as grand theft, the stolen property must be valued at $400 or more, and there must have been a specific intent to deprive the owner of the property. Under California Penal Code 487 PC, charges of grand theft can be filed as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on your previous criminal record and on the circumstances surrounding the case. If convicted of felony grand theft, you would be facing between 16 months to 3 years in prison, monetary fines, and other penalties. Even a misdemeanor charge can carry up to a year in jail, probation and court-ordered counseling.
Grand theft is often accomplished in connection with other crimes including burglary, robbery, forgery,
embezzlement, and more. If you have been arrested, or charged with, grand theft, you need a knowledgeable lawyer from our firm, who will aggressively fight to defend you and your rights. Our attorneys will rapidly evaluate your case, analyze the facts and evidence, advise you of your legal options, and work to build an effective
criminal defense strategy.
Criminal defense is our expertise, and the success of our firm is no secret. We played a role in the OJ Simpson robbery case, obtaining immunity for our client. We represented Rodney King's attorney, Steven Lerman, when he was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct, and got all charges against him dismissed. Our list of both high-profile and other criminal defense cases is lengthy. Due to our success record, we are also nationally recognized legal analysts for CNN and Headline news.
Tried & True Criminal Defense
The criminal defense lawyers at Okabe & Haushalter are committed to providing each of our clients with excellence service and aggressive representation. We understand the ramifications a grand theft charge and conviction can have on a person's life, family, and livelihood. We also know that choosing the right lawyer will have a direct impact on the outcome of your case. Our lawyers are experienced with all aspects of criminal law and as former prosecutors, we have a unique insight into criminal investigations and the entire criminal court process.
Our managing attorney, Ryan King, firmly believes in the cause of justice and he works hard to see that our clients receive the representation they need in order to obtain the most favorable outcome. As a former Deputy District Attorney for the Compton Superior Court, Ryan King has tried many cases involving murder/homicide, gang crimes, and
domestic violence. He has also conducted numerous hearings relating to
drug cases, theft crimes, battery charges,
sex crimes and more. His past experiences contribute greatly to the current success of our firm.
Mark Haushalter, Ryan Okabe, Ryan King, and all the attorneys at our firm pride ourselves in having the qualities you want in a criminal defense lawyer and firm. We have been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine, as both Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. It is worth noting that less than two and a half percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Stars list, so this is a major accomplishment and recognition of our ethical standards, and legal accomplishments.