Protect your rights and your future by hiring a petty theft attorney in Torrance CA
Because petty theft only involves $950 or less, some people view it as a minor offense. However, a conviction for this “minor” offense could have a major impact on your future. When your future is at stake, you want the best petty theft attorney in Torrance CA. In other words, you want Patrick S. Aguirre.
You Deserve a Personalized Defense
Although Patrick S. Aguirre has handled many theft cases in the course of his 20 years as a petty theft attorney in Torrance CA, the work has not gone stale for him. Unlike other attorneys who may lack the passion required to investigate petty theft cases thoroughly, Attorney Aguirre will provide you with a thoughtful analysis of your case and his recommendations for your best course of action. Depending on the evidence in your case, it may be possible for Attorney Aguirre to prevent a conviction by 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 Torrance CA?
Yes. Without a petty theft attorney in Torrance CA, you will not be able to tell if the DA is offering you a good plea deal or not. 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
Even if you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, it may be possible for your petty theft attorney in Torrance CA to prevent a conviction from going on your record--assuming you do not have any theft-related priors. If you stole less than $50 worth of money or goods, the misdemeanor petty theft charge may be reduced to an infraction. Infractions are punishable only by fines and will not appear on your criminal record. For thefts involving larger amounts, an informal diversion deal could be arranged. As part of the deal, you might have to repay the value of whatever you stole, do community service, and/or attend anti-theft classes. In return, the prosecution will dismiss the charges.
Call Now to Discuss Your Case
If you would like to learn more about your rights and options when facing petty theft charges, please call The Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre at 800-572-1252 now. We offer free initial consultations to connect you with a petty theft attorney in Torrance CA.