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Petty theft is the unlawful taking of property that is valued at $950.00 or less. Often, the petty thefts we hear about are when people go to the mall and take merchandise without paying for it.

This offense is a misdemeanor and it includes restitution to pay back what was stolen. It can also punishable by 6 months in county jail, or sometime the prosecutor can agree to reduce the offense to an infraction.

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