Theft Defense Lawyer - Criminal Defense Attorney

Shoplifting - Petty Theft - Grand Theft - Identity Theft - Credit Card Theft

There are many types of theft, and each takes a special kind of defense. Theft attorney Leon Mezzetti, Jr., has defended Northern California clients facing all varieties of theft allegations for more than 30 years.

Experience really does matter — don't rely on just any criminal defense attorney. Put your case in the hands of a former county prosecutor and experienced California theft crimes defense lawyer. For a free consultation to discuss your case, contact us online or call 877-791-1836 or 510-791-1836.

Defending Against California Theft Charges

Our law firm defends theft charges and other property crimes involving:

  • Shoplifting and petty theft
  • Grand theft
  • Larceny
  • Robbery/armed robbery and burglary
  • Auto theft/grand theft auto
  • Identity theft
  • False pretenses
  • Forgery
  • Credit card theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud and more


Shoplifting is by far the most common theft crime, and is committed most often by juveniles. It can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor and can have a serious impact on a juvenile's future. We commit our energy to keeping juveniles and adults out of jail and away from major fines and criminal records for shoplifting.

Theft Crimes and Drug Charges

Many forms of theft have connections to drug crimes, and our lawyer can help you with both. No matter what your charges, we strongly recommend you put an attorney on your side as soon as possible.

A Crime of Moral Turpitude for Immigration Purposes

Theft is considered a Crime of Moral Turpitude for immigration purposes. This means that you may be subject to deportation, removal, loss of permanent residency, or denial of naturalization for a theft conviction. If you are an immigrant charged with theft, do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact Us

We charge nothing for initial consultations. Contact us and we will return your e-mail or call very quickly. Mr. Mezzetti also speaks fluent Spanish and is well respected throughout the Northern California criminal court system. He also employs a law clerk investigator who can uncover evidence crucial to your case.

Our work ranges across all of the state of California to service your needs. Mr. Mezzetti owns his own plane, and will fly anywhere throughout the state. He works on many cases in the Bay Area, including, San Francisco, Oakland, Alameda, Fremont, Hayward, Pleasanton, Stockton, and San Jose.