Petty Theft - Penal Code 484 & 488
In California, petty theft under Penal Code 484 & 488 is committed when:
- a person takes by theft the property of another, and
- the value of the theft is $950 or less
Petty theft is a misdemeanor.
If convicted of petty theft, you can be sentenced to county jail for up to six (6) months.