AVVO
Top 100
MCBA
The State Bar of California
CLA

Theft and Burglary

Bay Area Theft and Burglary Lawyer

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.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
Mr.Coffino saved me! He and his investigator got evidence that I didn't commit the crime I was accused of: Felony Assault With a Deadly Weapon. Charge was dismissed. Mr. Coffino is highly intelligent, professional, and actually cared about me. This is the attorney that the Marin IJ stated "the best attorney money can't buy" when he worked for the Public Defender's Office. And he really cares about his clients!!! JR
★★★★★
Mike is an amazing, strong, and articulate lawyer that will not only point out the facts that are relevant to one's case but, will make sure that he has addressed every concern that you have to the court/judge. I was also very impressed with Mike's closing arguments. They were strong, very well referenced, and specific to the my case. For those that are wondering if Mike is the man for the job, HE is definitely the MAN you want representing you in your case. EM
★★★★★
I had some experience with lawyers in the past but not like Mike. He was a bulldog in the courtroom. His closing arguments were off the charts and we won. Thanks Mike!!! CH
★★★★★
Best attorney I could of asked for. I never had any doubts about him, I knew from the beginning he was going to do his best to help me and that was exactly what he did. Very informative about what was going on, he would lay out a plan and do exactly as he would say. Very good attorney. Strongly recommended. AM
★★★★★
I’ll never be able to explain everything you did for me. He did so much in my domestic violence case. When I called, he answered every time. He was there for me. He saved my life. What more can I say? I will never be able to repay him. FM