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Shoplifting Charges (PC 459.5) Attorney

Wais Azami is one of the best Shoplifting lawyers in Orange County with offices in Garden Grove and Seal Beach

What is Penal Code 459.5?

Shoplifting (PC 459.5) occurs when someone enters a commercial establishment (Store, restaurant, gym, hotel, etc.,) while the establishment is open for business with the intent to steal property that is worth $950 or less.  Shoplifting is usually a misdemeanor.  Please contact the Law Office of Wais Azami in Garden Grove within Orange County at (714) 321-9999 for detailed information about your case.

How much does a shoplifting lawyer cost for my defense in court? 

The answer is “it depends.” Legal fees for the defense of shoplifting could start from $1500 to several thousand. It depends if this is your first offense, whether you have additional charges against you, are you already on probation and how much is the amount stolen. Sometimes shoplifting can be grand theft, a felony if the value is $950 or more.  

Can I get a shoplifting charge dismissed or dropped?

Getting a dismissal on a shoplifting charge will depend on several factors such as: was there an admission by you, was there video or surveillance footage, was there a witness, was there any other evidence, was this your first offense, were you already on probation when you were arrested, among other factors. Call my office for a confidential and free consultation at (714) 321-9999!

Will shoplifting affect my immigration status?

Shoplifting (Penal Code 459.5) is a relatively minor crime but it could have devastating immigration consequences because it’s considered a crime of moral turpitude.  Even if you are a US citizen, such charges could have an impact on your future career and future career license. 

It is better to let a caring and informative OC shoplifting attorney handle your case, no matter how simple you may think it may be. 

Law Office of Wais Azami, an OC shoplifting lawyer, consistently receives top reviews and top awards for his outstanding work as one of the best OC shoplifting lawyers.  Many of his reviews are written by clients who had been either ignored by other lawyers or overcharged by other attorneys. Attorney Azami did not turn his back. He took the case and fought for his clients, regardless if it was a simple petty theft shoplifting case or a robbery.  

It is very important to find a local SoCal shoplifting lawyer if you live in the Orange County area such as Anaheim, Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Orange, Tustin, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Long Beach, or Costa Mesa. Local SoCal shoplifting lawyers are more familiar with local judges, their propensities, and the general ways of doing business in the court to help facilitate your case.  

My practice helps both citizens and immigrants with their criminal cases.  The majority of cases involve simple misdemeanors and low-level felonies where good people got caught up in a tough situation.  Typical cases are; shoplifting, DUI’s, drug possessions, drug paraphernalia, domestic violence, theft, burglary, assault, battery, driving without a license, driving on a suspended license, domestic battery, sexual assault, outstanding warrants, failure to appear, probation violation, indecent exposure, sex with a minor (underaged person), felony evasion, resisting arrest, weapons, weapons possession, discharge of firearms within city limits, attempt crimes, leaving the scene of an accident, hit and run, conspiracy, solicitation, prostitution, sex cases, drug cases.   

Call (714) 321-9999 for a same-day evaluation or consolations.  

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