Grand Theft Auto Laws in California – Penal Code 487(d)(1)

Grand theft auto, also known as “GTA”, is defined in California Penal Code Section 487(d)(1), which criminalizes the act of intentionally taking a vehicle belonging to someone else. In many GTA cases, when someone has been charged with  grand theft auto, they will also face an additional charge of “joyriding”... View Article

Embezzlement Laws in California – Penal Code Section 503

The crime of “embezzlement” is defined under California Penal Code Section 503, which describes this white collar offense as fraudulent appropriation of property by somebody who was entrusted. It is also commonly referred to as employee theft. Embezzlement is different than most common California theft crimes because there is a... View Article