Petty Theft, Penal Code 484
If you have been charged with Petty Theft, contact Los Angeles Criminal
Defense Attorney, Robert M. Bernstein today.
Penal Code § 484. Every person who shall feloniously steal, take, carry, lead, or drive
away the personal property of another, or who shall fraudulently appropriate
property which has been entrusted to him or her, or who shall knowingly
and designedly, by any false or fraudulent representation or pretense,
defraud any other person of money, labor or real or personal property,
or who causes or procures others to report falsely of his or her wealth
or mercantile character and by thus imposing upon any person, obtains
credit and thereby fraudulently gets or obtains possession of money, or
property or obtains the labor or service of another, is guilty of theft.
Petty theft is when the value of the property or merchandise stolen has
a total value of less than $400.00 (four hundred dollars). It is a misdemeanor
with a penalty of up to 6 months in county jail.