Category Archives: Theft

Shoplifting and Corrective Education Company (CEC) class

There’s another twist to shoplifting cases now – Corrective Education Company (CEC).   I recently heard about somebody that was stopped and accused of shoplifting in a large store – it rhymes with Walmart – and was told that either they admit guilt and agree to go to a “diversion” class through Corrective Education Company […]

I got caught shoplifting and got a letter to pay hundreds of dollars. Now what?

Caught shoplifting and now you get a letter from a lawyer demanding hundreds of dollars.  Does that mean that you’re facing criminal charges?  If you pay their demand, does it stop charges from being filed?  What about if you ignore the letter? Does that mean they will then file criminal charges or call the police? […]

Shoplifting and Theft Defenses

Arrested for shoplifting?  What do you do if you didn’t mean to steal?   Please click to play the audio:   Transcript:   Hi – This is Orange County Defense attorney Joe Dane. I’ve posted many articles, podcasts and videos about theft and shoplifting allegations, but today, I’m going to talk specifically about defenses to […]

Shoplifting and Civil Demand letters – Audio Podcast

Please click to play:   Transcript of audio: Hi. This is Orange County defense attorney Joe Dane.   Today I’m going to talk about shoplifting and civil demand letters.   If you were detained or accused of shoplifting in a store, one of two things may have happened: They could have called the police. If you […]

Shoplifting laws and defenses after Prop 47 – Orange County theft defense attorney

With the recent passage of Proposition 47, there were some significant changes to the laws related to shoplifting.   Repeated Petty Theft is now only a misdemeanor. The biggest is that now, no matter how many prior convictions for theft you have, a shoplifting petty theft is a misdemeanor.  Previously, if you had one prior […]