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When faced with a theft crime case, you want to find an attorney who is an expert in the criminal justice system and experienced in the courtroom. Attorney Sara D Bratsch has both prosecuted and defended those accused of theft crimes for over 15 years, and possesses the skills and experience necessary to defend all types of misdemeanor and felony theft crime charges, including:

  • Petty theft (including shoplifting)
  • Robbery
  • Armed robbery
  • Burglary
  • Grand theft
  • Grand theft auto
  • Carjacking

Petty theft, the most common type, is defined as “larceny” in the state of California. It is punishable as either an infraction or a misdemeanor.

Burglary and robbery are two other more common forms of theft crimes. Burglary is committed when a person enters a building with the intent of committing a crime inside, whether or not they commit the intended crime, once inside. Robbery is committed when an individual forcefully steals another person’s property using force or threat(s) of force. Robbery may be aggravated if there is a display of a dangerous or deadly weapon.

Criminal charges of any type can mean the potential for very serious consequences. Alternative sentencing or probation may be effectively negotiated for lesser charges while jail or prison time could result from a conviction of a more serious charge. Law enforcement and prosecutors in Tulare County as well as the rest of the state of California are committed to obtaining convictions against individuals charged with any and all crimes, from misdemeanors to the most serious felonies. Given the seriousness of these criminal charges, safeguard and protect your rights by contacting an experienced defense attorney immediately.

Recently, in the news, 12 suspected Norteño gang members were charged in four murders, while dozens of other suspects were also charged with robbery, drug possession and gang conspiracy. It would have been in the best interest of those suspects to have secured experienced legal counsel in that scenario, familiar with drug and narcotics charges. It is likely that some of the suspects could have been wrongfully accused of these crimes

Attorney Sara D Bratsch will immediately review the charges and the case against you and counsel you on the strategies available to effectively defend against the charges you are facing. Those charged with crimes are often unaware of all available options, and with her years of experience as a prosecutor, Sara can evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution’s case against you. To protect your rights and thoroughly defend against being unfairly and harshly treated by the system, call Sara as soon after your arrest as possible.