Bellflower Petty Theft Attorney
Bellflower Courthouse 10025 E. Flower St., Bellflower, CA 90706-5499
The City of Bellflower does not have its own police force and contracts with the Los County Sheriff’s Department. The Sherriff’s department that patrols Bellflower is located in Lakewood. Therefore all arrests in Bellflower are conducted by the Sheriff.
While there is no diversion program in Bellflower for Petty Theft cases, which is the case with all of Los Angeles County, they can still be dismissed. Generally, if you do not have a record and you have otherwise been a good citizen (employed, family) then the prosecuting attorney may agree to dismiss the matter with community service, payment of a fine or other contribution.
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).
Bellflower Petty Theft Attorney William W. Bruzzo has been able to get many of these cases dismissed. This is especially true if the value of the property taken is relatively low. As an example Mr. Bruzzo got a petty theft case dismissed out of Bellflower on one occasion when the client was very young and appeared to have a bright future because he was educating himself and pursuing a particular career.
Bellflower 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 the Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo for any petty theft case at (714) 547-4636.