The moment a person is convicted of a theft crime, that person is labeled a thief and must struggle to repair his or her reputation. A conviction of theft can be deemed a crime of moral turpitude. It can cost you your job, prevent you from pursuing a career and damage your creditability. Anyone who has been charged with or convicted of shoplifting, robbery, or burglary will have a harder time finding a decent job or moving forward with a career. At the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian, I understand the consequences that theft crime charges can have on your life and will fight tirelessly in your defense so that your reputation and future are not affected by a harmful conviction.
A petty theft is theft of property less than $950. The value of the property is the reasonable and fair market value. If you're found guilty of a petty theft you can be sentenced to 6 months in jail and a fine of $1,000. See Penal Code section 484(a)
A grand theft is theft of property more than $950. Grand theft of a firearm can result in a prison sentence of