Grand Theft, Penal Code 487
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Penal Code § 487. 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
aquacultural 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
(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.
A grand theft conviction has a penalty of up to one year as a misdemeanor
and up to three years as a felony.