Have you been charged with petty theft in Oceanside CA? Petty theft and shoplifting may seem like minor charges, but they can have a major impact on your future. In the criminal case, you face potential custody, fines, search waivers, stay away orders, and potential increased consequences for any future offense. In your personal life, even if this is your only criminal record, petty theft or shoplifting are considered crimes of moral turpitude and raise a trust issue for most potential employers as well as questions of judgment. This charge can also result in loss of present employment and vocational licenses. You may be applying for your dream job several years from now only to find that you've been denied due to "that old petty theft charge." At Christoph Law Offices we have more than 30 years experience helping our clients in North County to get the best possible outcome in their cases, whether that is a dismissal, charge reduction, or minimized consequences. We also are there to help you clean up your record later if there is a conviction.