Petty Theft or Shoplifting in California

Secs 484 and 488 of the California Penal Code define theft as the unlawful taking of another individual’s property. Before, the two were considered as two separate and distinct offenses but now it has been joined under one umbrella theft case. Petty theft would be...

Robbery in California

Sec 211 of the California Penal Code defines the crime of robbery as the unlawful taking of the property of another from another’s possession or immediate presence against their person’s will through the use of force or threats with the intention of depriving the...

Receiving Stolen Property in California

Sec 496 of the California Penal Code defines the crime of receiving stolen property is considered a crime. As defined under the law, the act of receiving includes buying, selling, receiving, concealing or withholding property known to be stolen from another person....

Tax Fraud in California

Tax fraud involves the intentional violation of the legal duty to voluntarily file income tax returns and/or failure to pay the accurate amount of taxes, be it income, employment and/or excise taxes. The following are the most common ways to perpetrate tax fraud: •...