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Common Theft Crime Charges in California


More information on each type of theft charges are available in their corresponding pages.  Just click on their penal code section (PC number). You will be able to see the elements of the crimes (things the prosector needs to prove beyond a reasonable doubt), the list of potential defenses to such charges and the exposure.  Exposure means the penalties or punishment for each crime or charge.  

Click on each for more detailed information:

Shoplifting, PC 488, PC 459.5

Burglary, PC 459

Larceny, PC 484

Robbery, PC 211, PC 664 (Attempted Robbery)

Embezzlement, PC 503

GTA (Grand Theft Auto) Vehicle Theft, PC 487(d)(1) 

 *All theft charges are crimes of moral turpitude which can have immigration consequences.   

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