“A theft charge is only a misdemeanor, so no big deal, right?”
Theft is one of the most serious misdemeanors. It is considered a “crime of moral turpitude,” which means that a conviction can impact you ability to get housing and employment for many years. It can give you a reputation for being untrustworthy or untruthful.
Even in a case that seems cut-and-dried, there is often a lot more to the story than what the police or the prosecutor knows. Through our own of investigation of the alleged offense, and by getting to know you and your background, we work to show the prosecutor that you don’t deserve a theft conviction on your record and, sometimes, we can resolve theft cases right out of the gate.