A former Orange County attorney pleaded guilty to theft. The man admitted to misappropriating more than $200,000 from a client’s trust account. Prosecutors also charged him with practicing law without a license. In exchange for a guilty plea on the felony theft charge, prosecutors dropped the unlicensed law practice charge.
His unlicensed law practice resulted in a loss of about $3,000 to another client. While prosecutors dropped the second charge, the judge ordered the man to make restitution to both victims. He will also serve 120 days in jail, and will complete five years of supervised probation following his release.
Los Angeles theft lawyer
Theft comes in many forms, but a conviction can be devastating to your professional and personal life. When you face theft charges, hire an experienced theft lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than three decades of practice experience. He will fight aggressively for you.
His first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped altogether. This is especially important when you face felony charges in California. The state’s Three Strikes Law means that you could spend additional time in prison for future convictions. A third felony conviction for a violent crime could land you in prison for life.
Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based on the charges against them. Instead, he fights aggressively in court to get the best possible outcome. He has represented thousands of Southern Californians in his 35 years in practice. He takes clients and cases from Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California. Don’t rely on an inexperienced attorney, and don’t attempt to defend yourself against serious charges.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County theft case.
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