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Separate Counts of Theft?

San Jose, CA |

Suppose someone stole a car in San Jose. There were a $1000 laptop and a $10 baseball inside the car at the time of theft. If the guy was eventually arrested, could he get three separate counts of grand theft auto (for the car), grand theft ( for the $1000 laptop), and petty theft (for the $10 baseball)? Or will he just get one charge instead?

Attorney Answers 2

  1. It is up to the DA. They can charge with burglary, grand theft, petty theft and any other charges that may be supported by the facts. I suggest that you consult a criminal defense attorney to weigh in the options and defense.