If you are charged with theft, robbery, or burglary, you may be subject to serious consequences: both robbery and burglary may be treated as a "strike," [link to 3 strikes post]punishable by time in county jail or the state penitentiary. Likewise, a Petty Theft or Grand Larceny conviction could mean a 6 month - 3 year jail sentence.
In addition, theft is a priorable offense, meaning that if you are if you're convicted of theft and then are caught stealing again (even for something as small as a pack of gum), you can be charged with a felony.
There are four kinds of theft:
Petty Theft/Petty Larceny (property value under $400)
Grand Theft/Grand Larceny (property value over $400)
Roberta Brooks has 15 years' experience in criminal defense. She also knows how the police gather their evidence and uses this inside insight to find the holes in the prosecution's case to build your defense in the courtroom or to negotiate a plea bargain.
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