Have you been charged with Grand Theft in California?
Grand Theft, or
California Penal Code 487 can be a very serious felony charge that can severe consequences if convicted of Grand Theft in California. A California
Grand Theft charge is usually determined based on the amount of goods taken, which is over $400.00 in California.
California Felony Charges
Grand theft carries with it serious felony charges. Typically, for first time offenders this is the most serious aspect of their case. They are concerned, of course, with the possible jail or prison time. However, they are more concerned with the possible long-term affects a California Grand Theft conviction might have on their ability to earn a living or provide for their family.
If you are facing Grand Theft charges in California, San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, or San Diego Counties you will need the assistance of an experienced California Criminal Defense attorney. We always offer a FREE California Grand theft consultation.
San Bernardino Grand Theft Charges
Our main office is located in Rancho Cucamonga California. Our San Bernardino criminal defense office services both San Bernardino and Riverside counties. However, we have appeared in courthouses throughout California
Grand Theft Charges Rancho Cucamonga
We have included California Penal Code 487 in it's entirety so that visitors to our California Criminal Defense website and Blog will be able to read the entire statute section at our website and gain as much information on San Bernardino Grand Theft charges as possible.
California Penal Code 487- Grand Theft
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 four hundred dollars ($400), except as provided
in subdivision (b).
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), grand theft is committed in
any of the following cases:
(1) (A) When domestic fowls, avocados, olives, citrus or deciduous
fruits, other fruits, vegetables, nuts, artichokes, or other farm
crops are taken of a value exceeding one hundred dollars ($100).
(B) For the purposes of establishing that the value of avocados or
citrus fruit under this paragraph exceeds one hundred dollars
($100), that value may be shown by the presentation of credible
evidence which establishes that on the day of the theft avocados or
citrus fruit of the same variety and weight exceeded one hundred
dollars ($100) in wholesale value.
(2) When fish, shellfish, mollusks, crustaceans, kelp, algae, or
other acquittal products are taken from a commercial or research
operation which is producing that product, of a value exceeding one
hundred dollars ($100).
(3) Where the money, labor, or real or personal property is taken
by a servant, agent, or employee from his or her principal or
employer and aggregates four hundred dollars ($400) or more in any 12
consecutive month period.
(c) When the property is taken from the person of another.
(d) When the property taken is any of the following:
(1) An automobile, horse, mare, gelding, any bovine animal, any
caprine animal, mule, jack, jenny, sheep, lamb, hog, sow, boar, gilt,
barrow, or pig.
(2) A firearm.
(e) This section shall become operative on January 1, 1997.