Catalytic converter theft is dramatically increasing in frequency. This crime may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony in California, depending on the value of the auto part.
While everyone has heard of grand theft auto (no doubt partially due to the successful video game franchise), joyriding is a much more common crime in California. That’s because it’s easier for prosecutors to get convictions for this crime than grand theft auto (GTA). Although joyriding, legally known as the unlawful taking or driving of […]
If you break into a locked vehicle with the intent to steal the car, property inside the car, or commit any other felony inside the vehicle, you have committed vehicular burglary. It is important to recognize that car burglary charges are different than grand theft involving a vehicle or carjacking charges as the vehicle must […]
Carjacking is different than other crimes involving breaking into or stealing a vehicle in that it involves directly taking the vehicle from someone else via the use of force.This means that rather than facing auto theft or car burglary charges for taking the vehicle or items inside of it, you can instead face carjacking and […]