Petty Theft – PC 484(a) | Inglewood Petty Theft Defense Lawyers Since 1987
Petty Theft, most commonly associated with PC 459.5 Shoplifting, involves taking property (valued at $950 or less) without the owner’s permission and with the intent to keep the property. Although Petty Theft is classified as a misdemeanor, in Inglewood, certain circumstances can result in a felony theft. Inglewood Petty Theft defense attorneys, Eugene Hanrahan and Stephen Sitkoff, Petty Theft defense lawyers with decades of criminal law experience. Call us today at (888) 579-4844 for a free case review and learn how we can keep a theft conviction off your record.
PC 666 – Petty Theft With A Prior
In Inglewood, under certain circumstances, Petty Theft can be charged as a felony offense and you could face up to 3 years in state prison. You could face these felony charges if you have a prior conviction: (1) of a serious or violent felony; (2) resulting in sex offender registration; or (3) resulting in imprisonment in County Jail or State Prison.
Having two prior strikes can also expose defendants to 25 years to life in prison for a conviction of any third felony offense (including petty theft with a prior). This could ruin the lives of the defendant and their loved ones, and should not be taken lightly.
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With our expertise in Theft crimes and 60 plus years of trial experience in Southern California, you can rest assured that we will deliver the best case resolution possible. Even if the Petty Theft conviction does not result in jail time, it can have a detrimental effect on a one’s reputation and career. Call our Inglewood Petty Theft defense attorneys now at (888) 579-4844 for a free no-obligation consultation.