Q: WHAT IS 490.5 PC-M A MY SON HAS A VIOLATION FOR THIS
A: Penal Code /s 490.5 reads:
a) Upon a first conviction for petty theft involving
merchandise taken from a merchant's premises or a book or other
library materials taken from a library facility, a person shall be
punished by a mandatory fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50) and
not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each such violation;
and may also be punished by imprisonment in the county jail, not
exceeding six months, or both such fine and imprisonment.
There are other provisions where the parents can be sued if the Defendant is a minor, etc.
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