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Even the Playing Field with a Former Police Officer

If you have been arrested for theft or are under investigation, working with a skilled Vista criminal defense lawyer can mean the difference between an acquittal or a conviction. At jD LAW, P.C., Attorney James N. Dicks brings over 30 years of experience in law enforcement, including as a former police officer. He knows the ins and outs of the criminal process, how cases are prosecuted, and all the key players. Attorney Dicks can offer his insight and extensive knowledge of the latest in criminal defense strategies.

If you’ve been arrested for any of the following or a related theft offense, call jD LAW, P.C.:

  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Import/export crimes
  • Shoplifting
  • Auto theft
  • White collar crimes
  • Bank fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Government fraud

Attorney Dicks is also a board certified criminal law specialist, a rare distinction only given to the top attorneys in the field. He regularly attends continuing legal education courses in order to bring the most up-to-date representation to his clients.

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Theft Penalties in California

The penalties for theft depend on the value of the items in question, any prior criminal convictions, and other circumstances unique to your charge. In general, the higher the value of the stolen goods, the harsher the penalties.

Penalties for felony grand theft:

  • Up to 3 years in prison
  • Heavy fines

Penalties for petty theft:

  • Up to 6 months jail time
  • Up to $1,000 fines

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Explore Your Options During a Free Case Evaluation

We zealously defend each client and seek the best possible outcome, no matter how tough the charges. Whether you’ve been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony theft offense in Vista, talk to us and see how we can help. Our theft lawyer can explain your options and more.

Our Vista office is located right across from the North County Courthouse.

Contact us at (760) 630-2000 to begin.

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A note from James N. Dicks:

Although COVID-19 has caused great uncertainty, we want to assure that our firm is operating remotely to accommodate all current, past, and future clients in need of any of our services. The best way to communicate with us is by telephone (760) 630-2000 or email info@jdlaw.law.

Currently San Diego Superior Courts are closed but are set to reopen on Monday April 6, 2020 barring any
future orders.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Sending our thoughts and best wishes to you and your family. Please follow us on Facebook for any future updates.


Aunque COVID-19 ha causado una gran incertidumbre, queremos asegurarles que nuestra oficina esta operando de forma remota para todos los clientes actuales, pasados y futuros que necesiten alguno de nuestros servicios. La mejor manera de comunicarse con nosotros es por teléfono (760) 630-2000 o por correo electrónico a info@jdlaw.law.

Los Tribunales Superiores de San Diego están cerrados, pero están programados para reabrir el lunes 6 de abril de 2020, salvo una nueva orden.

No dude en contactarnos si tiene alguna pregunta. Estamos enviando nuestros pensamientos y mejores deseos para usted y su familia. Síganos en Facebook para seguir siendo informado de novedades nuevas.


James N. Dicks
jD LAW, P.C.

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COVID-19 Announcement

Although COVID-19 has caused great uncertainty, we want to assure that our firm is operating remotely to accommodate all current, past, and future clients in need of any of our services. The best way to communicate with us is by telephone (760) 630-2000 or email info@jdlaw.law. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Sending our thoughts and best wishes to you and your family.


Aunque COVID-19 ha causado una gran incertidumbre, queremos asegurarles que nuestra oficina esta operando de forma remota para todos los clientes actuales, pasados y futuros que necesiten alguno de nuestros servicios. La mejor manera de comunicarse con nosotros es por teléfono (760) 630-2000 o por correo electrónico a info@jdlaw.law. No dude en contactarnos si tiene alguna pregunta. Estamos enviando nuestros pensamientos y mejores deseos para usted y su familia.

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