Theft and Burglary
Property crimes range from misdemeanor theft, auto theft and shoplifting to felony burglary, forgery, credit card fraud and embezzlement charges. The Law Office of Michael Coffino is committed to providing residents of Marin and the San Francisco Bay Area with an aggressive defense in all property crime prosecutions. Mr. Coffino has handled hundreds of property crimes cases through all stages of the criminal process, including complex financial crimes. He has extensive courtroom and trial experience.
Most theft crimes require proof of a certain mental intent. That means the state must prove the accused intended to “permanently deprive” the victim of the property. Without proof of such intent you are not guilty. Perhaps you planned to keep the item temporarily, didn’t know it had been stolen, genuinely believed it was yours, or were mistaken about the specific items in your possession. In a shoplifting case it is easy to make a mistake or have your actions misinterpreted by store employees or security guards.
Mr. Coffino will listen carefully to your story and help you develop a legal strategy that fits your facts. We are vigilant in protecting our clients’ rights at every stage of the proceedings.
If you have been charged with a theft or property crime in Marin County, Contra Costa County, Sonoma County, Napa County or anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, you should immediately seek the services of a criminal defense attorney with extensive experience handling property crimes cases. Mr. Coffino has extensive knowledge of the law and the legal system and enjoys an outstanding reputation among judges, defense attorneys and prosecutors.
For more information about how to handle your theft, burglary or other property crime case, and to schedule a free consultation, contact the Law Office of Michael A. Coffino at (415) 786-9703.