Burglary, Shoplifting, Theft, Robbery at gun point

Petty theft is the taking of property valued at $400 or less without the owner's consent. It is a misdemeanor.

Grand theft applies to property valued at more than $400 and can be charged as a felony    When will a petty theft be filed as robbery?

    A petty theft will be filed as robbery, Estes Robbery when the one who is committing the crime of shoplifting or theft resits arrest, for example, if you steal something at a store and the clerk puts his/her hand on your shoulder and you merely jerk your shoulder, turn your head around, that will be taken as resisting arrest, thus you will be charged with Estes Robbery.

First Degree Burglary is entering an inhabited dwelling like a home with the intent to steal, and is more serious than Second Degree Burglary, which applies to uninhabited buildings. However, both are felonies.

Shoplifting no matter how small or inexpensive the item is, or even when someone walks out of store absentmindedly and not pay for the item, unintentionally, the individual will still be accused and charged with the crime of stealing.

Robbery at gunpoint is a definite felony, try not to commit this crime,but, if you have! I am the lawyer who will help you get out of this mess.

 2017 brought New Laws to Gun and Ammunition; In 2014 Prop 47 made any theft less than $950 be a wobbler (means-it can be misdemeanor or felony) in this case they set it to go down to misdemeanor charges, However in 2017 for 2017, Prop 47 has been amended, if the stolen item that is less $950 is a gun, even a cheap gun, it will be filed as Felony.

 I reduced -A burglary-shoplifting case to misdemeanor petty theft with no jail time.
                 -Multi-defendant burglary charges for stealing material from constructions sites and private homes, reduced from Felony to small fines and return of stolen goods. Our criminal justice system is overwhelmed by the home invasion, burglary and robbery cases.

Bill Paparian has 30+ years experience in criminal defense. He will vigorously and relentlessly defend you.