6 Things You Didn’t Know About “Shoplifting” Charges

6 Things You Didn’t Know About “Shoplifting” Charges

Penal Code 459.5 is California’s “shoplifting” law. The law does not actually require someone to steal something to be prosecuted for shoplifting.   You only had to have the “intent” to steal. (Watch this video to learn) How to evaluate the evidence in a shoplifting case Defenses in your case Plea bargain options Penal Code…

9 Things Everyone Should Know About Petty Theft Charges In California

In this post, I will explain nine (9) things you should know about petty theft charges including the four different types of petty theft and how much needs to be taken for a prosecutor to charge someone with petty theft. I will also cover how you or your attorney may approach defending against these charges….

Petty Theft With A Prior Conviction In California

What is Petty Theft With a Prior Conviction? Important Legal Update: Proposition 47 has changed petty theft with a prior under penal code 666 sentencing. Prior to proposition 47, three (3) prior convictions for various theft crimes could result in a felony sentence of 16 months to 3 years for a conviction on a new charge….