Anaheim Petty Theft Attorney

All Anaheim Cases heard at the North Justice Center, 1275 N. Berkeley Ave., P.O. Box 5000, Fullerton, CA. 92838

For misdemeanor cases the Orange County District Attorney does not handle criminal matters arising from the city of Anaheim. Instead, Anaheim has its own city attorney who prosecutes all misdemeanors (except driving under the influence). This means that deferred entry of judgment programs available on misdemeanor cases elsewhere in the county are not available when the case arises out of Anaheim.

Petty Theft occurs when someone takes the property of a store or an individual without their permission with a total value of less then $950.00. This crime is normally charged as Penal Code Section 484-488(a).

Anaheim Petty Theft Attorney William W. Bruzzo has been able to get many of these cases dismissed. This is especially true if the person has no prior record and the value of the property taken is relatively low. Another option in Anaheim is getting the charge changed to a trespassing, under Penal Code Section 602.

Anaheim Petty Theft Attorney William W. Bruzzo has been able to get these cases dismissed even when the person has shown they planned to take the property as opposed to an impulsive theft. Petty Theft normally applies only to impulsive non-planned thefts whereas a theft that is planned is charged as a commercial burglary (Penal Code Section 459-460(b)) or Grand Theft (Penal Code Section 487(a)). These two latter charges are more serious offenses and carry more jail time exposure.

Contact Anaheim petty theft attorney Will Bruzzo 714 547-4636 for a free consultation on petty theft, shoplfiting, or any other Orange County criminal matter.

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