Chino, CA asked in Family Law for California


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Ramona Rae Hallam
Ramona Rae Hallam
  • Encinitas, CA
  • Licensed in California

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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