Legal Question in Criminal Law in California

I have a 666 on my record for theft I served 2 years back in 2004. I was recently arrested for petty theft 484(a) is the code on my citation. what are the penalties?

Asked on 4/04/13, 1:51 am

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Joe Dane Law Office of Joe Dane
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The law recently changed. Penal Code 666 used to be petty theft with one prior. Now, it takes 3 prior (with some exceptions) before they can charge you with 666. If it's just straight petty theft, it's a maximum of 6 months and/or a thousand dollar fine. With at least two prior convictions though, the prosecutor will probably want jail time or some other punishment. It's definitely worth getting an attorney.

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Answered on 4/22/13, 1:10 pm

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