California couple charged with robbery and auto

A 28-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman have been taken into custody in California in connection with a convenience store robbery and a car . They are both being held at the El Dorado County Jail. The woman has been charged with possessing a stolen vehicle and...

What are differences between grand and petty ?

Theft in California is frequently divided into categories of grand and petty . This distinction is often made by the value of items that are stolen. Whether a person is charged with petty or grand is important because punishments for grand are often more severe....

Will a bank penalize me for an accidental overdraft?

Financial transactions are so commonplace that many people do not consider that a check they receive might be bad. Bad checks occur when there is not enough money in the account to cover them. If you unintentionally deposit a bad check into your California checking...

California shoplifting laws explained

While some states have specific shoplifting statutes, California does not. Instead, California’s criminal justice system treats shoplifting under its general laws. According to California Penal Code Section 484, involves someone feloniously stealing, taking, carrying,...

Theft, robbery and burglary: What are the differences?

If law enforcement officers accuse you of stealing something in California, the specific charge could be , robbery or burglary depending on the circumstances under which you allegedly stole the money or property. As FindLaw explains, all three of these white collar...