There are many different types of property crime, most of which have steep penalties. Theft, for example, is typically divided into two parts: grand theft and petty theft.
Grand theft, covered under California Penal Code 487 PC, is described as unlawfully taking something that belongs to someone else with a value of $950 or more. Some examples of grand theft include:
- Stealing something from a store worth more than $950
- Stealing a car (GTA is covered under a separate law, but it’s still considered grand theft)
- Stealing several thousands of dollars worth of items from someone’s home
Grand theft can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the case and the defendant’s prior criminal history. When charged as a misdemeanor, the potential penalties include up to 1 year in county jail. When convicted of a felony, the defendant faces either 1 year of felony probation and up to 1 year of county jail time or 16 months to 3 years in county jail.
Petty theft, covered under California Penal Code 484 PC is the same as grand theft except it is charged when the value of the items stolen is less than $950. The crime is a misdemeanor with potential penalties including up to 6 months in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
How to Get SCV Bail Bonds for Grand Theft Charges
If a friend or loved one has been arrested and charged with grand theft and you want to get them out of jail fast, we can help. First, give us a call and provide us with some identifying information about the person you want to bail out of jail. We will use that info to locate them within the jail system and verify their eligibility for bail. After that, we will have you fill out our short, simple, bail bond application forms.
Once all of the paperwork has been signed and everything is taken care of, we send an agent to the jail to post the bond. Your friend or loved one will then be released once they are processed out.