Christoph Law Offices, DUI & Criminal Defense
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Christoph Law Offices, DUI & Criminal Defense
Christoph Law Offices, DUI & Criminal Defense


  • Top Lawyers - San Diego Magazine
  • Former Deputy San Diego City Attorney
  • Former USMC Captain
  • Located Directly Across From Vista Courthouse
  • Over 150 Five Star Reviews on Google and Yelp

Attorneys William R. Christoph & Nicholas W. Christoph

Theft Charges Must Be Taken Seriously

Last updated on December 19, 2023

Petty theft. Retail fraud. Shoplifting. Burglary. Grand theft. Embezzlement. Many people simply walk into court and have no idea the serious impact a theft offense can have on them. Theft offenses can affect occupational licenses, careers, security clearances, immigration status and your credibility in any proceeding.

Located for over 40 years across from Vista Courts, we have worked on a daily basis with judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, probation officers and court personnel and can help you achieve the best resolution in your case.

Attorney Nicholas Christoph and William Christoph, servicing Vista and surrounding areas, will defend you and use other factors to mitigate or reduce the charge and punishment even if there are no viable defenses. The Christophs are there to protect you and your best interests, both now and in the future.

Experienced Attorneys

Advising people during some of the most difficult times of their lives, Vista, California, criminal defense attorneys Nicholas W. Christoph and William R. Christoph have represented hundreds of people in your same situation, with charges of petty theft or grand theft, embezzlement, burglary, credit card, check, or insurance fraud. Every case and every individual is different. The underlying circumstances, motivations and impact of conviction also vary from person to person. They will work with you, keep you informed and achieve the best possible result in your case.

Christoph Law Offices learn about you as a person, investigate your case and learn the facts surrounding your charges. They will work with you to discover facts, explanations or circumstances that could help get your case dismissed, charges reduced or penalties minimized. They will recommend things that can be done to greatly improve the outcome of your case.

Being Convicted of Crimes of Moral Turpitude

If you are convicted, these crimes are considered crimes of moral turpitude. The conviction will affect your record for the rest of your life. Especially if you intend to be licensed as a teacher, doctor, real estate sales person or some other professional some day, a conviction can greatly affect your ability to find work and get licensed.

To help lessen or perhaps even avoid the impact of a conviction, Nicholas W. Christoph and William R. Christoph can explain ways to avoid or minimize any damage to your future. Sometimes attending a theft class or evidence of character or background (like military service), career or medical information can make a difference.

Contact a Defense Attorney Now

To learn more about what can be done for you and in your case, call for a free initial consultation. Contact attorneys Nicholas W. Christoph and William R. Christoph by calling 760-670-3885. You can also schedule an appointment by using our firm’s online contact form.

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