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Shoplifting in California

People who are charged with shoplifting in California may face various penalties if convicted. The penalty received depends on the level of offense charged, the number of prior offenses and the value of the item allegedly taken. In most cases, people will be charged for a misdemeanor offense under the state's petty theft statutes.

California misdemeanors and felonies

In the state of California, criminal activities are generally classed into misdemeanors and felonies. A misdemeanor is a less serious charge, usually characterized by a fine, a brief span of jail time or community service. A felony is a more serious charge, encompassing stiffer fines, prison time and other long-reaching consequences. The type, severity and consequences of the alleged activity typically dictate whether an act is a misdemeanor or felony.

California misdemeanors and felonies

In the state of California, criminal activities are generally classed into misdemeanors and felonies. A misdemeanor is a less serious charge, usually characterized by a fine, a brief span of jail time or community service. A felony is a more serious charge, encompassing stiffer fines, prison time and other long-reaching consequences. The type, severity and consequences of the alleged activity typically dictate whether an act is a misdemeanor or felony.