If have you been charged with a burglary, robbery or theft crime, it is critical that you retain a skilled defense attorney, and Mr. Lamb is here to help. When you are facing criminal charges, your rights and your freedom are in jeopardy. Without reputable and effective representation, you may be sentenced to years in state prison. You may even be faced with a felony strike on your record!
Ryan Lamb represented a client in a First Degree Residential Burglary Jury Trial. The defendant was charged with felony residential burglary, with a special allegation of a person present and an arming enhancement [PC 459]. The “person present” allegation made this a “violent” strike felony in California [PC 667.5(c)]. After Mr. Lamb’s defense, the jury found his client NOT GUILTY! *
Common Types of Theft Crimes
- Grand Theft
- Petty Theft
- Insurance Fraud
- Identity Theft
- Credit Card Fraud
Grand theft applies to stolen property that is worth more than $950. There are some exceptions, such as theft of a gun or a car. These are automatically considered felonies. While petty theft is a misdemeanor, grand theft is much more serious. It can be charged either as a misdemeanor or a felony. The choice depends on your past criminal record (if any) and and the circumstances of your case.
Whether you are charged with petty or grand theft, Ryan Lamb will prepare your defense with skill and experience. He will prepare challenges to witnesses, assess possible alibis, and be your champion in court. Even before your court appearance, he will negotiate with the prosecutor on your behalf.
What is Grand Theft?
The definition of grand theft in California Penal code 487
487. Grand theft is theft committed in any of the following cases:
(a) When the money, labor, or real or personal property taken is of a value exceeding nine hundred fifty dollars ($950), except as provided in subdivision (b).
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), grand theft is committed in any of the following cases:
(1) (A) When domestic fowls, avocados, olives, citrus or deciduous fruits, other fruits, vegetables, nuts, artichokes, or other farm crops are taken of a value exceeding two hundred fifty dollars ($250).
(B) For the purposes of establishing that the value of domestic fowls, avocados, olives, citrus or deciduous fruits, other fruits, vegetables, nuts, artichokes, or other farm crops under this paragraph exceeds two hundred fifty dollars ($250), that value may be shown by the presentation of credible evidence which establishes that on the day of the theft domestic fowls, avocados, olives, citrus or deciduous fruits, other fruits, vegetables, nuts, artichokes, or other farm crops of the same variety and weight exceeded two hundred fifty dollars ($250) in wholesale value.
(2) When fish, shellfish, mollusks, crustaceans, kelp, algae, or other aquacultural products are taken from a commercial or research operation which is producing that product, of a value exceeding two hundred fifty dollars ($250).
(3) Where the money, labor, or real or personal property is taken by a servant, agent, or employee from his or her principal or employer and aggregates nine hundred fifty dollars ($950) or more in any 12 consecutive month period.
(c) When the property is taken from the person of another.
(d) When the property taken is any of the following:
(1) An automobile.
(2) A firearm.
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