Irvine Petty Theft Attorney
All Irvine Cases heard at the Harbor Justice Center, 4601 Jamboree Rd.
Newport Beach, CA., 92660
Irvine’s reputation as the safest city in America means that relatively minor crimes like Petty Theft are vigorously pursued.
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).
Irvine 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.
Irvine 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.