<b>Shoplifting (PC 459.5): </b><br> Entering an open business to steal merchandise worth $950 or less

Shoplifting (PC 459.5):
Entering an open business to steal merchandise worth $950 or less

Penal Code 459.5 PC is the statute that makes shoplifting a misdemeanor offense in California. […]


<b>Burglary (PC 459): </b><br> Entering a Structure or Vehicle to Commit Theft

Burglary (PC 459):
Entering a Structure or Vehicle to Commit Theft

Burglary is the criminal act of entering any residential Structure, Commercial Structure, or locked vehicle […]


<b>Robbery (PC 211): </b><br>A Theft Crime Committed with use of force or fear

Robbery (PC 211):
A Theft Crime Committed with use of force or fear

California Penal Code (CPC) §211, also referred to as Robbery, makes it a crime to […]


<b>Grand Theft (PC 487): </b><br> Stealing a Property Worth $950 or More

Grand Theft (PC 487):
Stealing a Property Worth $950 or More

Grand theft is the unlawful taking of someone else’s property, which is valued as $950.00 […]


<b>Petty Theft:</b><br>Stealing a Property Worth Less than $950

Petty Theft:
Stealing a Property Worth Less than $950

Petty Theft is one of the most common theft charges in California. Defined under California […]


<b>Theft Crimes:</b><br>Stealing property with the intent to permanently deprive the owner

Theft Crimes:
Stealing property with the intent to permanently deprive the owner

Theft crimes may have special allegations applicable to them, which will generally result in a harsher punishment then a standalone charge.