Grand theft is the acquisition of another person’s property or possessions through illegal means and without their consent. In order for a theft to be classified as grand theft, the stolen property must be valued at $400 or more, and there must have been a specific intent to deprive the owner of the property. Under California Penal Code § 487, charges of grand theft can be filed as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on your previous criminal record and on the circumstances surrounding the case. If convicted of felony grand theft, you would be facing between 16 months to 3 years in prison, monetary fines, and other penalties. Even a misdemeanor charge can carry up to a year in jail, probation, and court-ordered counseling.
Grand theft is often accomplished in connection with other crimes such as:
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