Law Office of Michael L. Fell
900 Roosevelt Irvine, CA 92620
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Petty Theft

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Petty Theft

Have you been accused of stealing? You may find yourself in need of a petty theft defense attorney like Michael L. Fell.

When you have allegedly stolen cash or goods worth $950 or less, it is in your interests to hire a petty theft defense attorney such as Michael L. Fell to represent you. After all, any theft conviction at all will look bad on your record, so it is worthwhile to fight back even if the penalties at stake in the case seem minor.

Why Choose Michael L. Fell

Depending on whether you are accused of petty theft by larceny, by trick, by embezzlement, or by fraud, the prosecution will have slightly different elements to prove in their case. Attorney Fell understands every nuance, and he will be able to effectively attack any weak points in their evidence and arguments. If the evidence isn’t there, he can get the charges dropped.

Special Help for First-Time Offenders

Michael L. Fell makes an excellent choice of petty theft defense attorney for first-time offenders, thanks to his expertise in “creative sentencing” and his insights into the prosecutorial mindset earned during. his time as an Orange County Senior Deputy District Attorney where he prosecuted criminal cases for over 18 y ears. He will work hard to resolve your case in a way that prevents jail time.

Now you may wonder…

…what if I have a prior?

If this is not your first run-in with the law, you could be charged with petty theft with a prior—provided you have certain sex crimes, theft crimes against elders, or serious felonies in your background. However, this is not as bad as it sounds. Petty theft with a prior is not an automatic felony, so Attorney Fell may still have room to negotiate with the prosecution and strike a deal that allows you to plea down to a misdemeanor charge. This will lessen your incarceration time and keep you out of state prison.

Call Now to Learn More

If you would like to learn more about how Attorney Fell can help bring your petty theft case to the most favorable conclusion possible, please call us at (949) 585-9055.