Theft & Robbery
Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County Theft & Robbery Defense Lawyer
California Shoplifting Attorney
If you are convicted on a theft charge, it can have lifelong consequences. Even if you do not go to jail, you will have a criminal record. You may encounter difficulties in obtaining employment in certain occupations. It may also affect your ability to get a loan or obtain admittance to certain schools.
Prosecutors face obstacles in obtaining convictions however. A vigorous defense by an attorney can shield a defendant from a conviction. With knowledgeable legal representation, you may be able to overcome the charge, get it dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge.
At the Law Offices of Michael J. Holmes, PC, we are experienced criminal defense attorneys with a successful record of defending people accused of theft crimes. Our firm represents clients charged with:
- Retail theft and shoplifting
- Employee theft
- Robbery and armed robbery
- And other theft charges
We will work to defend your rights and freedom with determination.
Defending a Property Crime Charge
In California, the severity of a theft charge is based on the extent of the crime, the value of the property in question, and whether the accused has a criminal record.
Our firm will use every strategy we can to obtain a dismissal. We will review all the evidence, not just that which is contained in the police report. In addition to considering factual defenses, we will also look at potential defenses based on law, including coercion on the part of store management to sign a statement or missteps by a security guard. These and other factors can make it more difficult for the state to successfully prosecute the charge.
We have often been able to persuade a prosecutor not to file a charge or to file a lesser charge instead. The success of these efforts depends on early intervention by our attorneys. Contact us as soon as possible.
A Former Prosecutor Who Will Fight for You
Before becoming a defense attorney, Michael J. Holmes successfully prosecuted many people for theft crimes. Because he has served in both roles, he understands how to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a prosecution’s case.
Our firm will use every means possible to obtain a successful outcome for you.
Free Consultation With a Lawyer
For a free consultation with the Law Offices of Michael J. Holmes, PC, call (714) 667-6844 or (909) 393-5367 or contact us online.
We are available 24 hours a day.