Not every theft charge is the same. The severity of the charges depends on several factors including the value of the property taken, where it was taken from, if weapons were used, and whether the person charged has any priors. In San Diego the most common types of theft charges include the following:
Robbery is defined as the taking of another person’s property, from their immediate presence using force or fear.
The crime of grand theft occurs when a person unlawfully takes the property of another when the value of the property is more than $950.
The crime of petty theft occurs when a person wrongfully takes or steals the property of another when then value of the property is less than $950.
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