Petty Theft Crimes
Petty theft: Stealing property whose value is less than $400 may result is being charged and convicted of misdemeanor petty theft, which carries a fine from $50 to $1,000 and a maximum sentence of up to 6 months in jail. Charges for some petty theft crimes may result in only an infraction, but the decision rests entirely upon the judgement of the prosecution. Infractions carry fines of $250 or less and depends upon prior convictions of theft.
Reference: California Penal Code Section 490
Grand Theft Crimes
Grand Theft: If a theft or shoplifting crime includes property valued at $400 or more, you may be charged for grand theft. Determination of grand theft charges is dependent upon past criminal records and the prosecutor. Grand theft charges carry a potential sentence of up to one year in jail or state prison with high fines.
Reference: California Penal Code Section 487
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If you are charged with a theft or burglary crime, shoplifting offense, white collar or forgery crime, contact a reputable defense Lawyer in Orange County who has both the experience and expert knowledge to help defend your case. The Gonzalez Law Firm represents clients throughout the county who have been charged with a theft offense so call the attorney who will be at your side fighting for your liberty.