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Stealing Is Now Legal In California USA by JBoss25(m): 10:47am On Feb 23, 2020
California shoplifting laws

While some states have specific shoplifting statutes, California does not. Instead, California’s criminal justice system treats shoplifting under its general theft laws. According to California Penal Code Section 484, theft involves someone feloniously stealing, taking, carrying, leading or driving away personal property that belongs to another individual or entity.

Shoplifting may constitute petty theft or grand theft depending on the value of the items.

Petty theft

Petty theft ranges from an infraction to a misdemeanor offense. When the crime involves property with a value up to $50, it is up to the prosecutor to charge it as an infraction or misdemeanor. The maximum fine for shoplifting up to $50 worth of property is $250. When the property value is worth more than $50, it is punishable by up to $1,000 in fines and six months in jail.

Grand theft

Grand theft applies to the shoplifting of items that are worth more than $950. It is a misdemeanor offense with penalties of up to one year in jail. But if grand theft involves shoplifting a firearm, it is a felony that is punishable by up to three years of imprisonment.

Proposition 47

It is important for anyone facing shoplifting charges to be aware of changes to the law. The decision of Californians to reduce penalties for property crimes in 2014 through the passage of Proposition 47 has a direct effect on shoplifting defendants. According to CBS SF BayArea, this law is the reason that shoplifting anything below $950 counts as a misdemeanor instead of a felony.

https://www.turnerlawsandiego.com/blog/2019/07/california-shoplifting-laws-explained/
Re: Stealing Is Now Legal In California USA by JBoss25(m): 10:48am On Feb 23, 2020
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Re: Stealing Is Now Legal In California USA by helinues: 10:50am On Feb 23, 2020
Issa okay
Re: Stealing Is Now Legal In California USA by JBoss25(m): 10:54am On Feb 23, 2020
50music:
How true is this piece of info, I'm weak for this post o
it's true o
Re: Stealing Is Now Legal In California USA by Mysticwebb: 11:01am On Feb 23, 2020
They want everything spelt out, to avoid someone stealing a Maggi cube and is jailed for 20yrs and a politician steals billions of US dollar and is jailed for 2yrs as we have here.
Let everyone know the category he belongs when he shoplifts.

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Re: Stealing Is Now Legal In California USA by aremuforlife(m): 11:03am On Feb 23, 2020
In saner country anything can happen.
Very soon the y legalise murder
Re: Stealing Is Now Legal In California USA by Jidibia(m): 11:07am On Feb 23, 2020
aremuforlife:
In saner country anything can happen.
Very soon the y legalise murder
Did you even read the post?

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Re: Stealing Is Now Legal In California USA by Nobody: 11:11am On Feb 23, 2020
Lazy yoots. Una no go read. They just decided to reduce the purnishment for stealing anything less than 50 dollars to q fine of 250 dollars and if you steal any item whose value is above 50 dollars, you will pay a fine of 1000 dollars plus 6 months in jail. The title of this article is ridiculous and a deliberate misrepresentation of the intent and content of the article.

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Re: Stealing Is Now Legal In California USA by aremuforlife(m): 11:11am On Feb 23, 2020
[/quote][quote author=Jidibia post=86885938]
Did you even read the post?
Yes I did
With shoplifting property worth of $50 will attract fine of $250
So, it is possible for them to amend the law that a murder may be fined a certain amount of money may be given community service.
Re: Stealing Is Now Legal In California USA by Jidibia(m): 11:13am On Feb 23, 2020
aremuforlife:

Yes I did
With shoplifting property worth of $50 will attract fine of $250
So, it is possible for them to amend the law that a murder may be fined a certain amount of money may be given community service.
Lol..... Its good everything is spelt out so that penalty can't be bent.
Re: Stealing Is Now Legal In California USA by aremuforlife(m): 11:14am On Feb 23, 2020
[/quote][quote author=maryjames9 post=86886012]Lazy yoots. Una no go read. They just decided to reduce the purnishment for stealing anything less than 50 dollars to q fine of 250 dollars and if you steal any item whose value is above 50 dollars, you will pay a fine of 1000 dollars plus 6 months in jail. The title of this article is ridiculous and a deliberate misrepresentation of the intent and content of the article.
You only read but did not understand.
That means if you steal anything less than $50 you will not be charged.
A man was just realised in USA for stealing $50 after spending 36years in bakery

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Re: Stealing Is Now Legal In California USA by cRobo: 11:19am On Feb 23, 2020
Not surprised

Its a Democrat ruled state


I won't say a word

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Re: Stealing Is Now Legal In California USA by daddytime(m): 11:30am On Feb 23, 2020
Na to dey steal $49 every second be dat.
Re: Stealing Is Now Legal In California USA by JBoss25(m): 12:26pm On Feb 23, 2020
Lalasticlala help me push this to fp
Re: Stealing Is Now Legal In California USA by RandomGuy48: 7:30pm On Feb 23, 2020
Stealing Is Now Legal In California USA
That isn't at all what the article says.
Re: Stealing Is Now Legal In California USA by stanech: 7:48pm On Feb 23, 2020
Democrats. Lol

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