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Client Testimonial: Petty Theft and Embezzlement

After extensive negotiations with the prosecutor, my Wallin & Klarich attorney was able to get the grand theft and petty theft charges against me DISMISSED. I was very relieved and grateful I did not have to report to custody or complete any Shoplifter’s education courses. In addition, my Wallin & Klarich attorney was able to avoid any “admission to guilt” so I will not be deported and there will be no negative immigration and naturalization consequences. Thank you  Wallin & Klarich, from the bottom of my heart.


I was arrested and charged with felony grand theft and embezzlement. I was caught stealing over $3,000 in cash from my employer. I was referred to my Wallin & Klarich attorney. After meeting with him, my family and I understood the charges against me, the potential consequences, and our approach moving forward to minimize the consequences of my conduct. My Wallin & Klarich attorney aggressively advocated on my behalf in court with the Judge and Prosecutors.

First, my Wallin & Klarich attorney was able to negotiate a REDUCTION OF CHARGES from two felony charges down to one misdemeanor charge. Then my Wallin & Klarich attorney met with the Judge and worked out a deal where I would complete community service and ALL CHARGES AGAINST ME WOULD BE DROPPED AND DISMISSED.

This allowed me to stay out of jail and avoid any felony or misdemeanor criminal conviction on my record. Thank you Wallin & Klarich for protecting my rights, my freedom, and my future.

-N. E.


I am writing this letter to tell that one of your lawyers did a great job. This was a petty theft case for my husband which was taken care of  by my Wallin & Klarich attorney.

The whole case was dismissed. And now my husband doesn’t have any criminal record and we can keep forward with our Canadian Immigration case.

Me and my husband feel very grateful and appreciate all the job my Wallin & Klarich attorney did.

I should add that unlike other lawyers my Wallin & Klarich attorney and his assistant were always available on the phone and were answering all my questions. After this type of experience I got a lesson that the best thing is to deal with a big and well known agency than with a small office one-person company.

-K. R.

I was charged with petty theft for allegedly stealing merchandise from a major Orange County California department store. Words cannot describe the level of anxiety that came over me when I was contacted by Loss Prevention and then the Police, who arrested me. My mind was racing about the devastating impact a theft conviction (a crime of “moral turpitude” – dishonesty) would be on my life, reputation, and career. Even though shoplifting is generally a misdemeanor I understood that it can be treated more harshly than many felony offenses.

After meeting with and hiring my Wallin & Klarich attorney, my mind was put at ease. Everything was explained to me in terms I could understand and he made him self available to me by email or telephone at anytime.

My Wallin & Klarich attorney knowledge of the law, court, and criminal justice system was apparent from the start. His tremendous relationships with the district attorney and Judge allowed for such a remarkable result. Without me ever having to be present in court my Wallin & Klarich attorney negotiated a deal where upon completion of a simple six hour theft class, the charges against me would be DISMISSED and I would have no criminal record. My Wallin & Klarich attorney and his firm Wallin and Klarich stand out with true integrity and compassion.


“I was arrested and charged with petty theft. I was facing up to 6 months in the county jail. A representative from the store indicated that they had me on video attempting to steal over $250.00 worth of merchandise. I had never been in trouble before and I immediately hired the Law Firm of Wallin & Klarich. They assigned a theft attorney to the case. He fought hard for me and when it was all said and done, the charges were completely dismissed against me. Thank you Wallin & Klarich for your help in this matter, and for being there when I needed you.”

– M. A.

“I didn’t know what to do when I was accused of burglary and grand theft charges. I was certain that I was facing jail time.

I put my faith in Wallin and Klarich due to their years of experience helping people facing similar charges. Thanks to my attorney’s experience and relationship with the DA’s office, she was able to have the most severe charges against me dismissed, and I only incurred a minimal charge of petty theft and a minor punishment. I am grateful to Wallin and Klarich for saving me from jail time, and saving my future record from any permanent damage. If anyone is facing criminal charges I would definitely tell them to put their faith and trust in Wallin and Klarich. I am certainly glad I did.”


“I was arrested for misdemeanor petty theft. I hired Wallin and Klarich to represent me. Due to my attorney’s reputation in the court, she was able to explain to the District Attorney that I made a mistake and have never done anything like this before and would never do this in the future. A misdemeanor charge could affect my employment. My attorney was able to get the District Attorney to dismiss the misdemeanor charge against me. If you are in need of an attorney that is experienced and local to the court, I would highly recommend you hire Wallin and Klarich. They fight for their clients and they get the results.

I was charged with 8 felony counts of credit card theft, grand theft and identity theft. The loss was over $8,000.00. I needed a good attorney. I retained the law offices of Wallin & Klarich and my attorney immediately began to fight my case. Through his aggressive handling of the case, all the felony counts were dropped and I never did a day in jail. I highly recommend them as attorneys.”


“Thank you so very much for all of your work on my behalf.

I was charged with a major felony theft crime. I was certain that I would go to prison for a long time. I received a brochure and letter in the mail from your firm. I felt that the firm would help me in this time of great stress and fear. I called you and you provided me with information regarding my situation and made me feel at ease. I was impressed with your experience and the size and reputation of your firm. Other lawyers I spoke to informed me that I was guilty and that they would try to minimize the time I would spend in prison. You never judge me and had faith in my case. And, after negotiating with the district attorney, you were able to keep me out of prison! I am now able to enjoy being with my family and friends because of your efforts!”

-D. D.

“I was arrested for theft totaling more than $400.00. A theft conviction on my record after 17 years of employment could have affected my future employment opportunities. My lawyer was able to resolve my case for a trespass. I am very pleased with my representation by my lawyer at Wallin & Klarich.”

-R. C.

“I was charged with three criminal counts including grand theft concerning $4,500.00. After several court appearances, my attorney at Wallin & Klarich was able to get the case dismissed and helped me avoid any jail time. I am very pleased with my results.”

-O. S.

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