The crime of Grand Theft under Penal Code 487 is the California statute that involves the unlawful taking of another person’s property when the property value is $950.00 or more. Theft of anything valued at less than $950 generally falls under the charge of Petty Theft.
In California, Grand Theft may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, and depending on the circumstances, can involve penalties ranging from fines to prison sentences. Petty Theft is a misdemeanor in California and is punishable by jail time and/or a fine.
If you have been charged with criminal theft offenses, do not hesitate to contact the law office of H. Charles Gorian. We have years of experience fighting such charges and we know the California laws that affect your situation. Our law firm has helped men and women throughout Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and San Diego County, and we may be able to help you.
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