Theft and Fraud

Theft and Fraud

Protecting Your Future & Reputation

Arrests for theft crimes are often made before the full story is known or as a result of a misunderstanding. For example, you could be browsing lipsticks and an employee thinks that you put one in your bag. Before you know it, you could be in handcuffs in the back office or in a police car.

On a larger scale, law enforcement often undergo investigations to catch larger operations and you could get mixed up in an arrest. If you have been charged with a theft crime, it is essential to speak with our Santa Clara criminal defense attorney at The Law Office of William R. Bennett.

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Possession of Stolen Property Defense

One of the most common theft crimes our Santa Clara criminal defense attorney defends is the possession of property, which requires knowledge that the item in your possession was stolen. Although it was once classified as a wobbler, it is now charged based upon the value of the property. If the value of the property is worth less than $950, the charge is a non-alternative misdemeanor.

If you have been charged with the possession of stolen property and you have been previously convicted of a particular offense, the charges or penalties may be more severe. There are certain elements which the DA must prove in order to reach a conviction for possession of stolen property. This includes proof that you bought, sold, helped to sell, concealed, or withheld the property from its owner with the knowledge that it was stolen.

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Theft

Theft crimes are typically charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the value of the item. In most cases, anything which was allegedly stolen which had a value of $950 or more will be charged as grand theft or a felony. Whether you are facing felony or misdemeanor theft charges, we are here for you. It is important to work with a Santa Clara criminal defense attorney who has the experience and skill to fight for your freedom.

Experience the Difference of Working with William Bennett

  • Individual Attention:You aren’t just a case number, and we never treat you as one. We tailor
    our strategy to suit every case.
  • Personal Care: We actually get to know you and your story. We humanize you in a seemingly
    dehumanizing criminal process.
  • Steadfast Loyalty: It is our job to expose flawed investigations and to fight at every step
    to defend your rights and freedoms.
  • Meticulous Preparation: Because we prepare every case to the highest degree, we aren’t afraid
    to go toe-to-toe with prosecutors.

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