California Penal Code Section 487 A
Summary: Grand Carcass Theft is when someone steals goods that are worth more than two hundred and fifty dollars, and these goods are specifically livestock or certain agricultural products.
Grand Carcass Theft under California Penal Code Section 487 A, is a criminal offense and it is normally filed as either a misdemeanor or felony. Grand Carcass Theft is when someone steals goods that are worth more than two hundred and fifty dollars, and these goods are specifically livestock or certain agricultural products. It is a subdivision of penal code 487, under grand theft, only in this instance, it is the stealing of certain goods (mentioned earlier).
A common example of Grand Carcass Theft is when someone steals a horse, mule, pig, donkey or other types of animals listed in the California penal code 487a.
Elements of the Crime
In order to take a Grand Carcass Theft CPC 487 A case to trial, certain elements of the crime will have to be proven. This includes:
· That the defendant captured ownership of the farm animals or crop that belongs to someone else
· That the defendant took ownership of the farm animals or crop without the rightful owner’s permission
· That the defendant depreciated the value of the farm animals or crops
· That the defendant relocated the farm animals or crop and stored it for any length of time
Punishments for CPC 487 A
These penalties are to be determined by a judge and he/she will make a decision based on the circumstances surrounding the case.
When found guilty of Grand Carcass Theft, it is usually filed as either a misdemeanor or felony, which includes:
Misdemeanor charges for Grand Carcass Theft include one year in jail and a one thousand dollar fine
Felony charges for Grand Carcass Theft include up to 16 months, two or three years in prison and a ten thousand dollar fine
Legal Defenses for California Penal Code 487 A
A good lawyer can present many legal and valid defenses for Grand Carcass Theft charges under California Penal Code 487 A to prove someone’s innocence. MacGregor and Collins is based in Orange County, California, and has successfully defended those who were falsely accused of Grand Carcass Theft. Call (949) 250-6097 to speak to a lawyer, should you be on trial for Grand Carcass Theft.
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