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Grand Theft

On Behalf of | Aug 21, 2013 | Firm News |

California Penal Code § 487. Grand theft is theft committed in any of the following cases: (a) When the money, labor, or real or personal property taken is of a value exceeding nine hundred fifty dollars ($950)…

The statute for this crime gets more complicated as it lists different ways in which a defendant may be charged for this crime. Furthermore, depending on the item stolen, the value needed for a grand theft may decrease to $250. Grand theft can also be committed in a myriad of ways. If you have been entrusted with property, and you embezzle it, you can be guilty of grand theft by embezzlement. If you defraud someone into giving his or her property to you so that you can permanently deprive them of it, you can be guilty of grand theft by trick. Regardless of how grand theft occurs, it is important that the person charged be represented by an attorney. Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to lower the charge to a misdemeanor.