Protect your rights and your future by hiring a petty theft attorney in Huntington Beach CA
Have you been accused of stealing? You may find yourself facing petty theft charges. Since the penalties for petty theft can potentially include incarceration, you will definitely want a strong defense. Find the strongest possible defense by hiring Patrick S. Aguirre as your petty theft attorney in Huntington Beach CA.
You Deserve a Personalized Defense
After 20 years of experience,Patrick S. Aguirre knows the law on petty theft and how to serve his clients effectively as a petty theft attorney in Huntington Beach CA. He never uses cookie-cutter defense strategies; instead, he treats clients as individuals. When you hire him as your attorney, you will get personal attention and a defense strategy tailored to your specific situation. Depending on the facts of your case, your defense strategy may involve arguing that:
- You did not intend to steal the item
- You reasonably believed the item actually belonged to you
- The owner of the item consented to you taking it
- You were falsely accused
- There is insufficient evidence to prove all the elements of petty theft
In many cases, Attorney Aguirre is able to create such a strong defense argument that the DA will drop the charges, sparing you the stress, delays, and expense of a trial.
Now You May Wonder…
…What If I Want to Plead Guilty? Do I Still Need a Petty Theft Attorney in Huntington Beach CA?
Yes. You need a petty theft attorney in Huntington Beach CA on your side to make sure you get the best possible plea deal. Attorney Aguirre is familiar with the local courts and he understands the priorities of DAs and prosecutors. He can use this knowledge to ensure you receive the maximum possible sentencing relief in exchange for your guilty plea.
Special Help for First-Time Offenders
If this is your first theft-related offense, your petty theft attorney in Huntington Beach CA may be able to resolve the matter in a way that prevents any conviction from going on your permanent record. If you stole less than $50 worth of money or goods, the misdemeanor petty theft charge may be reduced to an infraction. An infraction will not appear on your record and carries a maximum penalty of a $250 fine. If you stole something worth more than $50, your attorney may be able to arrange an informal diversion deal. This would require you to pay restitution, do community service, and/or attend anti-theft classes. In exchange, the petty theft charge will be dismissed as if it never happened.
Call Now to Discuss Your Case
Help with your petty theft charges is just a phone call away. Dial 800-572-1252 now. We offer free initial consultations to connect you with a petty theft attorney in Huntington Beach CA.