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A California theft charge is considered a crime of moral turpitude, and as a result, can have adverse collateral consequences on your ability to obtain a job, some state licenses, and immigration consequences. Because of the dire effects of a theft conviction, it is important to substantively defend against any theft charge, attacking the state's evidence.

If the state has substantial evidence, it is important to work with the D.A. to get the charges, reduced or even dismissed, so long as you agree to pay back the victim and engage in community service.


California's burglary law prohibits entering into a structure with the intent to commit a felony once inside. You do not have to break in, you simply have to enter into a structure with the intent to commit a theft (grand or petty).

Burglary is a wobbler and can be charged as either a felony or misdemeanor.

First-degree burglary occurs when you enter a residential structure to commit a felony and second-degree burglary occurs when you enter a commercial structure.


California's embezzlement law is referred to as a white-collar crime. It is most frequently implicated when an employee steals from their company or commits fraud. Embezzlement is defined as taking something that is entrusted to you but does not belong to you.

In order to be convicted of embezzlement, the prosecutor must prove the following factors beyond a reasonable doubt:

  • 1. That you had a relationship of trust with the victim,
  • 2. That, pursuant to that relationship, you were entrusted with certain property, and
  • 3. That you specifically intended to deprive the victim of that property by fraudulently taking it as your own.


California's Robbery law prohibits you from taking someone else's property from a person's body or immediate possession, when accomplished by fear or force. California's robbery statute may only be charged as a felony, thereby mandating prison time.

Specifically, California robbery law makes it illegal to:

  • 1. Take property that does not belong to you,
  • 2. From the person of another, or their possession, or immediate presence,
  • 3. Against the person's will,
  • 4. By using force or threats, and
  • 5. When you took the property, you intended to permanently deprive the owner, for such an extended period of time that the owner would be deprived of a major portion of the value or enjoyment of that property.

Attorney Profile

Daniel Vaswani

Daniel is a business, criminal, and social security benefits lawyer dedicated to assisting his client's achieve their goals, mitigating risks and consequences, and defending their rights. His diverse practice is a result of broad experiences as a lawyer and before obtaining his law degree.


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