Grand Theft

For over 30 years, the California theft defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf have been defending clients who have been accused of misdemeanor and felony theft charges. If you have been arrested for, or charged with, grand theft in California, you need the legal representation and advice of an experienced Los Angeles grand theft defense attorney. Contact Lawrence Wolf immediately for a free consultation regarding your grand theft case.

Grand theft, also known as grand larceny, is a situation where an individual steals items that amount to at least $400, although other crimes may also be considered grand theft. Depending upon the circumstances, a person who has been accused of grand theft may be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. If you have been accused of grand theft in Los Angeles, you should contact an attorney immediately, as you are facing serious criminal charges.

California Penal Code Section 487 states that: “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)…”

Some other crimes that are considered grand theft in California include:

  • Stealing firearms
  • Stealing $400 from an employer in a 12 month period
  • Stealing an automobile
  • Stealing $100 of fish from a research or commercial facility

The penalties related to a California grand theft conviction may be very harsh, particularly in cases where the monetary value of the stolen items equals $50,000 or more. In typical cases of grand theft, the defendant faces a prison or county jail term of up to one year.

If you live in California and have been charged with committing grand theft, you should
contact us to discuss your case. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience that are required to successfully represent grand theft cases.


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