Fresno County Tough on Petty Theft Charges

In California, petty theft is a misdemeanor and the consequences of a petty theft charge can carry with you for life.  If you are found guilty and convicted of a petty theft in Fresno, you could receive up to six (6) months in county jail, fines up to $1,000 (plus penalty assessment and court costs), and up to five years’ probation.  The Court could also order community service, theft classes, and restitution payments to the victim.

Petty theft charges usually result from shoplifting at a department store, grocery store, liquor store, or other store that will usually have video surveillance, eye witnesses’ reports, and police reports.

In order to prove the crime of petty theft, the district attorney must show you actually intended to steal.  When the theft was accidental because you forgot you had the item, there may be a defense that you did not intend to steal.

Petty theft convictions can be difficult to fight and it is extremely beneficial to have a criminal defense lawyer to fight your charges. There are many techniques a Fresno criminal attorney may use to resolve your case, including explaining your situation and showing mitigating factors to the district attorney and judge that can help get the charges reduced or dismissed.

If you have been arrested or charged with a petty theft crime, don’t wait to call an experienced criminal attorney.  There are many proactive steps that can be taken to help you before your court date that can minimize the consequences of being charged with a misdemeanor petty theft. Feel free to contact our office to discuss your case for free at (559) 447-1240.  You may also see our website for more information on petty theft and shoplifting pages.

Posted on
April 16, 2015
in
Fresno Criminal Law Posts
category
criminal lawyer, dismiss petty theft, drop petty theft case, Fresno lawyer, Fresno petty theft, Fresno shoplifting, petty theft, petty theft lawyer, shoplifting, stealing, theft crimes

Fresno County Preliminary Hearings in Court

Fresno criminal defendants are required to attend a preliminary hearing to see if there is evidence to hold you over for trial.
Criminal
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
February 19, 2015
If you are facing felony charges in Fresno County, you may be required to attend a preliminary hearing. See what the difference between a preliminary hearing and a jury trial, including what witnesses will testify against you.

Is Proposition 47 Appropriate for Your Felony?

Do you need Prop 47 relief in Fresno County? If so, call immediately to discuss your case to ensure you get the relief you deserve.
Criminal
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
May 13, 2015
Before applying for Prop 47 Relief, make sure you qualify. Most people do not understand the new California Prop 47 laws and it is important to get the relief you are entitled to by reviewing our info-graphic.

Saving Lives: Protecting Patients with Marijuana

Drug and marijuana cases can be fought when you have the right criminal law attorney in Fresno. Free consult to discuss your case.
Criminal
DUI defense lawyer enlists Gonzalo Quezada for clients accused of DUI, criminal or traffic charges.
Gonzalo Quezada
October 6, 2015
Questions on medical marijuana in the state of California? See what the problems with production and transportation of medical marijuana in the state and see what you can do to protect yourself as a user and patient.

Proposition 36? What They Don't Tell You Can Hurt You! (Updated 2019)

Fresno Criminal lawyer will help dismiss drug charges against you under California Prop 36 and Penal Code 1210.1.
Criminal
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
August 11, 2017
Possession Charges? You may be surprised to learn that drug charges may be on your record after completing a drug treatment program under Prop. 36. Find out how to make those charges go any like they never happened.

Reminder to Reduce Your Charges Under Prop 47

See if you qualify for Prop 47 relief or an expungement for your felony case. Our lawyer will make sure you qualify.
Criminal
If you are arrested for DUI, get the best legal defense with help from Jeanne Slaven.
Jeanne Slaven
March 18, 2015
If you have a Proposition 47 case and you are eligible to apply, make sure to apply for relief. Failing to do so will result in your charge staying on your record and you will still be considered a felon. Don't wait, call us today.

Cellphone Location Data and Privacy in Fresno

Cell phone criminal lawyers Fresno will help you with illegal search and seizures. Need experienced advice in criminal prosecutions.
Criminal
DUI defense lawyer enlists Gonzalo Quezada for clients accused of DUI, criminal or traffic charges.
Gonzalo Quezada
January 16, 2016
Should officers be able to search your phone in Fresno? What rights do you have when it comes to your phone? Find out if your phone is subject to being searched by law enforcement and what can you do to protect your privacy.

Motions to Suppress in Criminal Cases in Fresno

Illegal detentions, searches and seizures are serious and without a criminal attorney, it is difficult to win a suppression motion.
DUI
DUI defense lawyer enlists Gonzalo Quezada for clients accused of DUI, criminal or traffic charges.
Gonzalo Quezada
March 6, 2015
Motion to suppress hearings are a way to show the police illegally searched or seized evidence illegally. Make sure you understand what these motions are and how to use them when you are facing criminal charges.

Saving Lives: Protecting Patients with Marijuana

Drug and marijuana cases can be fought when you have the right criminal law attorney in Fresno. Free consult to discuss your case.
Criminal
DUI defense lawyer enlists Gonzalo Quezada for clients accused of DUI, criminal or traffic charges.
Gonzalo Quezada
October 6, 2015
Questions on medical marijuana in the state of California? See what the problems with production and transportation of medical marijuana in the state and see what you can do to protect yourself as a user and patient.

DUIs and DMV Help: Save My Driver's License!

DMV hearings are complicated and without an attorney, you can lose your license for a long time. Call an experienced DUI lawyer today.
Traffic
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
September 16, 2015
Have you been arrested for a DUI lately? If so, read this important information regarding DMV hearings and how they are separate from your criminal court matter. Contacting DMV to request a DMV hearing can help you - see how.

Caution: Don't Even Think About Driving with Alcohol!

Fresno defense attorneys that fight DUI cases understand the laws for DUI probation cases, including alcohol levels.
Traffic
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
May 18, 2015
If you have received a conviction for a DUI, it is important to not take it lightly. See tips and tricks for being on DUI probation in order to stay out of court and jail. You may be surprised how easy it is to violate probation.

Making the Right Decision Under Proposition 47

Locked up for life without Prop 47? Before you apply for relief, make sure you a criminal lawyer that understands Prop 47.
Criminal
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
March 23, 2015
Proposition 47 is a great for so many citizens in California, but how do you know if you qualify for it? The best way to know for sure is to read this summary so you can check if you can get Prop 47 relief in Fresno County.

Fresno DUI Laws-What is Your Blood Alcohol Level?

Blood alcohol levels depend on what you drank and ate before your arrest so call a DUI lawyer in Fresno to find out your BAC.
DUI
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
March 14, 2015
Determining the blood alcohol level in your system at the time of driving is key to a DUI case. Here is how to determine if you have a valid defense for your DUI case, including how to calculate alcohol levels in DUI cases.

You Might Also Like