Santa Barbara Theft Crime Attorney

Theft Crimes Defense in Santa Barbara

Most individuals accused of theft are fine people with minimal or nonexistent criminal records who are innocent or made a mistake and took the wrong path. If you've been charged with a theft crime, please contact a Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyer at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP before speaking to law enforcement or permitting a search of your property. We are an aggressive and thorough law firm and will stand by your side, fully examine the evidence against you and guide you through the next steps to safeguard your rights. Let us help during this stressful time.

Types of Theft Crimes

There are two primary types of theft crimes: petty theft and grand theft. Petty crimes are usually misdemeanors and grand theft is either a felony or a misdemeanor. At our firm, lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience in criminal defense and have represented clients in varied types of petty and grand theft crimes, such as:

  • Petty theft with a prior
  • Automobile theft offenses
  • commercial and residential burglary
  • Robbery
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Extortion
  • Fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Forgery

We have represented countless clients in communities of Montecito, Isla Vista, UCSB, Goleta and Carpinteria and are well-acquainted with the prosecution and their tactics. In your defense, we will analyze the facts to determine if the prosecution truly has enough evidence to prove their case and if not, we can challenge them and work to get the case dropped or win an acquittal. Even if they have a strong case against you, we can often bargain with the other side to get charges reduced or dismissed, especially in first offenses.

  • We are well-known for our professionalism, integrity and knowledge of the law as well as for the positive results we get for our clients. We are Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Preeminent (the highest rating possible), AVVO 10/10 (the highest achievable rating) and enjoy a Better Business Bureau A+ rating. With our strong background in successful criminal defense and the credentials of a winning law firm, you won't go wrong by hiring us to defend the charges you are facing.

Contact a Santa Barbara theft crime attorney at our firm to receive a full legal representation and strong protection of your rights.