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- What is Shoplifting and Its Defenses?
Shoplifting is the unpermitted taking of an item belonging to another with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the item. It is defined as petty theft (California Penal Code § 484 (a)), which means the value of the items stolen is $950 or less. It is always a misdemeanor, but nonetheless serious because it is a crime of dishonesty and a conviction for this can have immigration consequences. Even the mere charges can destroy one’s employment opportunities and reputation.
- Job Search Difficult for Ex-Offenders
It’s generally against the law for most employers to discriminate against job applicants on the basis of race and national origin, among other characteristics. But these same employers routinely refuse to even consider hiring someone with a criminal record. The applicant with a record goes to the bottom of the pile – or doesn’t get into the pile at all.
- Overview of Misdemeanor Charges in Las Vegas
Misdemeanor Charges - A misdemeanor is an offense that the criminal justice system considers less serious than a felony. The offense is normally punishable by fines up to $1,000 and imprisonment for up to six months. Felony offenses are punishable by a year or more in prison. Misdemeanor sentences are typically served in a local jail.
- The Rise of Auto Theft in Denver
It may surprise you to learn that a person living in Colorado is twice as likely to have their car stolen as a person living in New York City. According to the Colorado State Patrol, Denver has five thefts per 1,000 cars and a surprisingly large number of those thefts are carried out for the purpose of committing more serious crimes.
- Ten New Laws to Know for 2012
It is January 1, 2012 and a host of new laws become effective today. While some of these laws may not affect you, others may, so it good to be aware of how the laws have changed. There are dozens of new laws, but our focus in this article in limited to ten that involve possible criminal cases.
- Conviction for Accessory to Shoplifting and Burglary Has Lesson for Those Defending Such Charges
Raymond Mooney and his girlfriend, Janna Lorette, drove together to a San Bernardino Stater Brothers grocery store. Mooney and his two small children entered first. About twenty seconds later, Ms. Lorette entered with an empty purse.
Have you ever been in a store and had someone follow you around watching your every move? That usually is because shoplifting is big business and, during a recession, it typically grows.
- Explaining Theft Crimes in Virginia
Theft crimes can range from minor incidents involving small dollar figures to much higher levels such as the stealing of a boat or automobile. Depending on the value of the property stolen, a theft crime can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony offense.
- Shoplifting: When It’s a Felony
Shoplifting is one of the most common theft crimes in the United States today. Depending on the value of the property stolen – it can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony offense.
- Expunging a Criminal History
Anyone who enters the Will County criminal justice system wishes to exit it in a position to erase any evidence of a criminal history. This is accomplished by a court order that allows for expunging a criminal history. An expungement is a total erasing of any indictation that an arrest and court case ever existed.