What is a petty theft charge in California?
California Petty Theft; Penal Code (PC) 488
Petty theft in California is the crime of larceny if the accused takes possession of someone else’s property without that person’s permission and takes the property (valued at $400 or less) for a duration long enough that the owner would have been denied its value or enjoyment. The petty theft charge is also a crime of moral turpitude for those who are not yet U.S. citizens. Thus, it is not exactly a simple or petty theft case.
If the value of the item is over $400 but up to $950, it’ll be charged as Penal Code 484, theft. It’s usually PC 484(a).
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