The right Vista criminal lawyer for theft defense with over 25 years of experience, David Pflaum defends a client who is under investigation or has been charged with a theft offense to get the best possible results.
One of the most important goals is to keep a client’s record clean.
Just because a person was cited or arrested for a theft crime does not mean that he or she is guilty. The accused has rights and remedies.
The right defender like attorney Pflaum makes a positive difference in the outcome of a theft crime prosecution.
HOW THE VISTA CRIMINAL LAWYER FOR THEFT REPRESENTS HIS CLIENT BEFORE COURT
The right criminal attorney for the defense of a theft accusation must have a comprehensive knowledge of the laws regarding allegations of theft.
Theft accusations come in many varieties such as the following.
- Petty theft
- Grand theft
- Identify theft
Many people charged with a theft offense are not placed in jail or custody. They receive a Notice to Appear in court, a citation or a letter from the San Diego County District Attorneys office.
Bring the Notice to Appear, citation or letter to the initial consultation with Mr. Pflaum to discuss the case and figure out the best strategy to get the right results in your case.
Get Out of Jail. If the client is in jail for a theft offense, there are several ways attorney Pflaum helps him or her get out of jail as soon as possible before the first court date, or during the first court date at the arraignment.
The procedures to get a person out of custody depend on the circumstances of the alleged crime and the present status of the accused, i.e., ties to the community, employment, ownership of property, age, health, prior criminal record, military experience and character references.
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Client Interview. Help begins by talking to the client during the initial consultation and learning everything about the client’s current status and background, about what happened to cause a theft accusation to arise, what the evidence might be, whether there were witnesses, what the accused might have said to to store security agents or the police, video surveillance of the incident, and proof (if any) of financial loss.
Contact the Prosecutor’s Office. Depending upon the type of charge a client might be facing, and the date for the first court appearance, Mr. Pflaum gets vital information about the case, like witness statements, photographs, video recordings, and sometimes even statements from a victim.
The defense lawyer delivers the most important information to the prosecutor’s office as soon as possible with the goal of persuading the prosecutor’s office not to file any criminal charges or to reduce the charges.
HOW THE VISTA CRIMINAL LAWYER FOR THEFT REPRESENTS HIS CLIENT IN COURT
The right criminal lawyer for the defense of a theft accusation must have extensive experience with litigation in court prior to trial.
During the initial consultation with the client, attorney Pflaum learns everything he can about the client’s background and present standing in the community. The attorney also learns from the client the reason that her or she believes there has been a theft charge filed against them.
After the lawyer has all the necessary information, the lawyer goes to court for the first time. This is for an arraignment, which is the first stage of a criminal case. There are many options available at the arraignment in most cases.
Plea bargaining is an opportunity for the client, with the help and advice of his attorney, to enter into a favorable agreement with the prosecutor and the judge to reduce or dismiss the charges with an agreement on sentencing to avoid time in prison or jail.
Defense Strengths. Good plea bargains come about because the criminal defense attorney knows his client well, investigates the case, carefully reviews the police reports, examines all the forensic evidence, interviews witnesses, and develops the strengths of a case.
Prosecution Weaknesses. By the same process, the criminal defense attorney also develops weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case such as inconsistencies in witness statements, problems with the arrest or the investigation, and evidence that may be missing or inconclusive.
Effective Presentation. The criminal defense attorney then makes a persuasive presentation about the strengths of his client’s case, and weaknesses of the prosecution’s case, to achieve a plea bargain for his client.
Victim Cooperation: If the victim of the alleged theft is willing to cooperate with the accused, particularly if restitution is paid, this may be very helpful.
As a result the defense attorney may convince the prosecutor to do an excellent plea bargain that benefits the client by eliminating or reducing the criminal charges.
The plea bargaining process may occur at the arraignment, or later on during future court appearances.
Mr. Pflaum is excellent at negotiating doing plea bargains and convincing the prosecutor and judge to offer an excellent plea bargain to the client.
If the plea bargain is acceptable to the client, the case proceeds to sentencing in accordance with the plea agreement. If not the case continues through the court process and heads towards a trial.
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Jury Trial. A jury trial may be successful to prove that a client accused of committing a theft crime is not guilty.
The best type of trial defense depends upon many different factors including the nature of the criminal charge, the existence or non-existence of evidence, the quality of the evidence, the client’s background, the police investigation, the testimony of witnesses, forensic experts, physical evidence, DNA, and other issues that may arise through the course of the trial.
Typical defenses at trial may include the following assertions.
- The accused did not intend to steal anything
- Improper eye witness identification
- There is no motive to steal
- There is no forensic accounting to prove a loss
- The evidence is inconclusive
- No specific intent to deprive the owner of property
- The accused had no criminal intent
- The witnesses are not believable
- The witness has a motive to lie
- The video surveillance shows no act of concealment
- The loss prevention officer is not credible
- The accused had the money to pay for the item
THE VISTA CRIMINAL LAWYER FOR THEFT DEDICATED TO SEEKING JUSTICE FOR CLIENTS
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