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Seattle Theft Crime Attorney

Have Questions About Your Theft Charge? Call (206) 895-6800 for Answers!

The Seattle theft crime attorney at Guadagno Law, PLLC can defend your rights no matter what charges you face. Should your case go to court, you can rely on my extensive courtroom experience to guide you through the legal procedures ahead of you. You probably have a lot of questions and concerns about your theft crime case and what you should do next. This is especially true if this is your first time navigating the complex and intimidating judicial system.

Thus, it’s in your best interests to contact my firmtoday at (206) 895-6800to learn how our Seattle theft crime lawyer can help you move forward with your life.

I believe everyone should have access to adequate and reliable legal representation, regardless of their financial situation. As a former prosecutor, I have witnessed firsthand how difficult it can be for defendants with a poor legal defense team to feel hopeful for a favorable outcome. Luckily, you can gain peace of mind knowing that I can aggressively defend your rights by utilizing my key insider knowledge of the other side of the courtroom to work in your favor. I proudly offer all of my initial clients a free case evaluation and 24-hour access to discuss your case in the event that you need emergency legal counsel.

Fighting Theft Charges Throughout Seattle

Some of the most common theft crimes Guadagno Law, PLLC has seen over the years include shoplifting, robbery and burglary. If you are accused of a theft crime, regardless of the value of the item or service involved, you need to discuss your legal options with me, a Seattle theft crime attorney, as soon as possible. Whether the charges stem from misunderstanding or a lapse in judgment, your future is at stake. I have the know-how and resources to help you work towards the most positive case outcome possible.

In the state of Washington, “theft” means:

  • To wrongfully obtain or exert unauthorized control over the property or services of another or the value thereof, with intent to deprive him or her of such property or services
  • By color or aid of deception to obtain control over the property or services of another or the value thereof, with intent to deprive him or her of such property or services
  • To appropriate lost or misdelivered property or services of another, or the value thereof, with intent to deprive him or her of such property or services

The state supports the following defenses against theft charges:

  • The property or service was appropriated openly and avowedly under a claim of title made in good faith, even though the claim may be untenable
  • The property was merchandise pallets that were received by a pallet recycler or repairer in the ordinary course of its business

As a skilled former prosecutor who defends those accused of theft, I have valuable knowledge of how to implement an effective defense strategy. Depending on the unique details of your case, since each case is different, I can devise a compelling, personalized defense on your behalf.

The following lays the foundation for which your comprehensive defense strategy can expand from:

  • Claim of ownership
  • You owned the property
  • Intoxication
  • Entrapment
  • Returned property
  • Lack of intent

Penalties for Theft in Washington

Individuals accused of theft in the state of Washington may be convicted and punished according to the following:

  • First-degree theft - Up to $20,000 in fines and 14 years in jail
  • Second-degree theft - Up to $10,000 in fines and five years in jail
  • Third-degree theft - Up to $5,000 in fines and one year in jail

A person convicted of a theft crime might also have trouble securing future employment because having a criminal record can make employers doubt your integrity and trustworthiness.

Don't allow a theft crime charge to limit your future opportunities. Contacta Seattle theft crime lawyer today!

Our Satisfied Clients

  • “I was able to win my case due to him.”
    After having experienced one of the most difficult times in my life after being charged for a crime, I contacted Albert at Guadagno Law. Albert was able to help me in this difficult time and was able to take a very stressful situation and put me at ease. Albert promised that he would work hard and diligently for me, and he did. I was able to win my case due to him. Albert was gracious, direct, and honest about my case and what he was going to do to help me win. I will highly recommend Guadagno Law if one needs to seek legal advice.
    - Ben
  • “Impressive defense attorney”
    I have never had to hire an attorney before and Albert was just amazing. He took on my case quickly and was incredibly efficient and professional. He spent hours with me on the phone over several months, helping to ease my fears and worries and offering words of encouragement and advice. Albert is kind, thoughtful and generous with his time and I consider him a friend. He was very supportive to me during such A difficult time in my life. He fought tirelessly for me and my family with great success. He truly went above and beyond to fight for a full dismissal. I highly recommend his services.
    - Coral
  • “Puts his heart & soul into protecting his clients”
    I have been a client of Alberts for going on 3 years, he has been there for me during a very difficult time in my life. Never was there a time when I was not able to be in contact him, weekday or weekends. He has given his all to go to bat for me and defend me in every possible way. He is very educated in his profession! I have again and again recommended him to anyone I know who is in need of representation.
    - Jay M.
  • “Albert was incredible!!”
    Albert was absolutely amazing! He quickly took my case on short notice and helped me immensely. I highly recommend him. If you are hesitant or feeling apprehensive, DONT!! He is worth every penny
    - Tracy
  • “The best and professional lawyer”
    Mr.Guadagno is very professional, friendly , attentive and very supportive when you face a difficult situation. Gave you support and comfort makes you feel you have someone who really cares and is there to help you. Always available to reach regardless if it is week days or weekend. Response to you immediately and works with you. We really really appreciate his support in a time we were stressed out he gave us so much comfort. Really recommend him to others. Grateful to know him .
    - Adiba
  • “Excelente”
    Sinceramente estoi satisfecha porque Alberto Guandageno Alludo muy bien enel casi de mi hijo lo recomiendo hiso un excelente trabajo en la defensa de mi hijo si yo le mandaba textos me respondía en minutos si le abla a por teléfono inmediatamente me respondía igual si le escribí correos electrónicos respondía rápido y me desia esactamente lo que estaba pasando enel caso de mi hijo porque mi hijo dio autorización que me dijera lo que pasaba y gracias a él abogado Alberto todo salió bien es un ángel que Dios pone en el camino de los que nesesitan su alluda muchas gracias abogado Alberto Guandageno
    - Mamá feliz
  • “Albert Guadagno truly cares”
    Albert really goes above and beyond to not only treat you as a client - but as a human. He listens to your situation, tries to understand from different sides, and lets you know what to expect honestly without sugar-coating. His year’s of experience in law really helps you navigate a, sometimes, convoluted legal system with confidence affordably and with careful attention to detail. Highly recommend.
    - Kienan
  • “110% in your corner”
    Albert is 110% in your corner. His prior experience as a prosecutor is what drew me to hiring him. He knows the process from all sides and will fight for you as well as explain outcome possibilities in great detail. He is also a tremendous listener who empathizes and puts your mind at ease (without giving you false expectations) He is a consummate professional of whom I would hire again if needed. Go with someone that not only has the knowledge and skills to help you through your case, but will also be a human being by listening to your concerns. Go with Albert.
    - CS

Why Choose Guadagno Law, PLLC?

  • I offer affordable payment plans to focus on what matters.
  • I have over 17 years of criminal defense experience.
  • I have a sole focus on criminal defense law.
  • I am on call for 24-hour emergency counsel.
  • I have handled thousands of cases over the years.
  • I have worked on both sides of the criminal courtroom.