At Ridley Defense, we understand that any criminal charges can be devastating to your career and your family. The clients that walk through our doors are rarely hardened criminals. They are upstanding citizens often holding professional licenses. We focus on putting your family back together after an arrest. Our experienced theft attorneys will not only prepare a strong defense in your case; they will help you with matters in-and-out of the courtroom. If you have been arrested on theft charges in Southern California, the worst thing you can do is wait. Call our offices today for a complimentary consultation and see the difference at Ridley Defense.
Theft charges can range from minor misdemeanors to serious felony charges. No matter what the situation, the Ridley Defense team can help. Founder Doug Ridley is a former prosecutor who spent years taking criminal cases to trial. Now, as a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Ridley is well-respected by judges, prosecutors, court staff, and fellow defense attorneys. He has helped the courts to establish policies and procedures for mental health diversion and probation. You need an attorney who knows how the other side thinks and has the reputation and experience to get you the best results on your case.
Under California law, there are numerous types of theft offenses. The attorneys at Ridley Defense have handled thousands of cases, representing clients throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, SLO, and Los Angeles County on petty theft, shoplifting and robbery charges. These are some of the most common theft violations:
Shoplifting is generally charged as a misdemeanor. Maximum penalties for a misdemeanor shoplifting conviction include up to six (6) months in jail and a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).
If found guilty of first-degree burglary, you may face a state imprisonment. Second-degree burglary may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony (“wobbler”) carrying with it a jail sentence, high fines, victim restitution, and probation depending on the situation.
Depending on the circumstances, a conviction for forgery may be punishable by up to one (1) year in county jail or by state imprisonment.
Contact Ridley Defense today to find out how our team of experienced theft attorneys can help reduce or eliminate your criminal charges. We are dedicated to our clients and will always strive hard to get you the best possible outcome in your case. We care about you and your family. We are highly respected lawyers in courts throughout the counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles.
Find out how we can help. Remember, you can never hurt your case by contacting us too early, but you can if you contact us too late. Call out offices today at (805) 208-1866.