Theft Charges and Jail Time
In this video, San Diego criminal defense lawyer Ryan Tegnelia answers an online question about exposure to jail time for theft charges. California theft charges carry varying degrees of penalties based on the specifics of the case, namely the value of the theft. Mr. Tegnelia explains the difference between petty theft and grand theft, how you can face those types of charges, and what punishment the prosecution will try to achieve. More than the act, your life before the alleged theft and your actions following a theft charge can often influence the courts to take leniency when prosecuting theft cases.