Question: I have a PC 484 Petty Theft from 2 years ago in San Fernando CA, and just got another Petty Theft last week in Van Nuys CA. Will this be a felony petty theft since both are in Los Angeles?

Answer: If the new charge is a PC 484 Petty Theft, it will be charged as a misdemeanor if you only have one prior Theft conviction. There may be another issue if you were still on probation from your first conviction. Call me at 818-336-1384. I regularly handle petty theft cases in both Van Nuys CA and San Fernando CA. If there is a probation violation issue, it would be out of San Fernando CA, although it is possible that it could be transferred to Van Nuys CA to be handled at the same time as the current charge.

Phil Hache

DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, San Fernando, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Metro, Bellflower, Alhambra, Malibu, Compton, Inglewood and other Courts.
Office in Sherman Oaks

2 Responses

  1. Lexi

    Thank you for clearing some of that up Petty Theft stuff. I was nervous I was going to be sent to prison for a felony. Are you available to meet in San Fernando by any chance this weekend? I work up there on the weekends but can meet you during lunch if you are available. Also, how will I know if I am in trouble on a probation violation for the first Petty Theft in San Fernando, CA?

  2. admin

    I am available to meet in San Fernando this weekend. Where do you work. Call me at 818-336-1384 and we can coordinate a meeting time in San Fernando, and discuss your potential probation issue at San Fernando Court as well.