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Petty Theft Attorneys

Providing Legal Representation for Theft Crimes

Have you been arrested for petty theft in California? Don’t let the word “petty” fool you, the crime of petty theft is heavy baggage to carry on your criminal record. Employers, immigration authorities, and licensing agencies take convictions of theft crimes like petty theft very seriously. Hiring an criminal defense lawyer from Second Chances Law Group to represent you can help to secure a positive outcome for your case.

Petty Theft Consequences

In the state of California, petty theft is tried as a misdemeanor. You could be facing serious legal consequences, along with a variety of other penalties that can affect your livelihood and your profession.

Legal consequences of petty theft include:

  • Up to six months of incarceration in a county jail, deportation or removal from the country, and a fine of up to $1,000.00. You could also face probation for up to three years, during which time you cannot be arrested or charged or you will face further consequences.
  • Professional consequences of petty theft include: Background check denial, security clearance revocation, being stripped of your professional licenses, or suspension of your professional licenses.
  • Immigration consequences of petty theft include: Affecting your ability to obtain or renew a visa, obtain relief under DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), obtain cancellation of deportation or removal, or obtain citizenship and the naturalization process.

Our firm has represented a wide range of professionals who would be deeply affected by a conviction of petty theft. This includes nurses, registered nurses, vocational nurses, APNs, CNMs, CRNAs, CNLs, CNS, DNP, nursing PhDs, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, lawyers, doctors, law students, and medical students.

Don’t Wait for Arrest, Conviction, or Loss of Employment

Our experienced petty theft defense lawyers at Second Chances Law Group can represent you if you are facing charges of petty theft or for any other any kind of theft crime. We have helped tens of thousands achieve dismissals, acquittals, and other favorable outcomes in their criminal cases.

Call our firm anytime 24/7 at (626) 827-7222 to make an appointment for a free case consultation.

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