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CA penal code PC 488, 484, petty theft violation change from 484 to 488 what does this mean

Palo Alto, CA |
Filed under: Criminal defense

Initial citation issued was for petty theft PC 488... couple of days later letter says 'violation change' from 488 to 484-488.

Involves petty theft of groceries: pasta sauce/vitamin tablets

what does the change in violation mean?

Attorney Answers 1


  1. Nothing important - you're still being charged with petty theft - 484 means theft and 488 means petty theft. Get a lawyer to help you understand everything about the charge and the best way to fight it. Best of luck

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