Man Suspected of Robbing 2 Banks in Glendale, CA

Man Suspected of 2 Bank Robberies in Glendale, CA  Glendale authorities are searching for a male suspected of robbing a pair of banks in Glendale, CA on Monday, November 21, 2017. The 1st robbery occurred approximately around 12:15 p.m. According to Sgt. Daniel Suttles, a spokesman for the Glendale Police Department, a man entered the Citibank located at 1200 block of North Central Avenue, Glendale, CA. The robbery suspect handed the teller a note, demanding cash. Later that day around 2:15 PM, Bank of America in the 200 block of North Glendale Avenue also reported a robbery, identifying the suspect as a man that fit the same description as the first robbery. According to the Glendale Newspress,  at the second bank robbery, the alleged bank robber, "passed a note to the bank teller that basically indicated what his intentions were, and then showed that he…

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California Vehicle Theft Crimes and Penalties

California Vehicle Theft Crimes and Penalties There are a few laws in California which impose criminal charges for taking a vehicle without permission in California. A few common criminal charges involving vehicle theft crimes are: Unauthorized Use of Vehicle Vehicle Code Section 10851 VC, otherwise known as "Joyriding", which involves the unlawful taking or tampering with a vehicle Carjacking California Penal Code Section 215 PC Grand Theft Auto Penal Code Section 487(d)(1) PC Grand Theft Auto Criminal Charges in California Under California law Grand Theft Auto Penal Code 487(d)(1) is a vehicle crime that may be charged as misdemeanor or as felony. In order for you to be charged with 487(d)(1) the prosecutor must prove the following elements: The defendant took a vehicle owned by another person; The defendant took the vehicle without the vehicle owner’s permission or consent; When the defendant took the car, s/he intended to permanently…

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Early Legal Representation Can Help Your Criminal Case

How Can Early Legal Representation Help Your Criminal Case? Criminal Defense Lawyer While no Los Angeles criminal defense attorney can guarantee the outcome of your case, one thing he or she can guarantee is that the earlier you hire a lawyer to represent you, the better your chances are of a positive outcome. Early involvement of an experienced defense attorney in your criminal case is probably the single most beneficial action you can take when a criminal arrest is made or is imminent. Consulting with a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney not only helps you understand the charges against you, but provides you with legal guidance that could save you from even being formally charged at all. If you do end up being charged, having an attorney on hand will definitely help if you want to negotiate with prosecutors to lessen the charges filed against you. Things to…

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What Constitutes a Theft Crime in Los Angeles?

What Constitutes a Theft Crime in Los Angeles? Los Angeles theft Lawyer Theft crimes involve criminal acts that concern the taking of another person”s money or property without that person”s permission. Categorized as either a misdemeanor or felony, theft crimes committed in Los Angeles are serious offenses requiring that defendants be represented by an experienced Los Angeles theft attorney. Categorized as petty or grand, most theft crimes are punishable by fines, jail time and restitution to victims. Misdemeanor Theft Crimes in Los Angeles Referred to as petty thefts, misdemeanor theft crimes involve the taking of property or money that is valued at less than $400. Punishable by a sentence of up to six months in jail, significant fines, restitution to the victim, costs of investigation, community service, counseling and probation, petty thefts are not offenses to take lightly. A conviction of petty theft will…

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PC 211 Robbery Charges in California

What is PC 211 in California? Penal Code 211 governs the crime of robbery and is considered as a felony in California. Robbery is defined as the "taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear." Consequently, for the taking to constitute a robbery, the possession must be taken from either the owner's person or in his or her immediate presence. What are the Penalties for Robbery in California? The amount and/or value of the personal property taken during a robbery is immaterial. Therefore, no matter how slight the value of the property taken is, if you commit a robbery, you face the same punishment for committing the crime as you would had you robbed a bank. According to PC 213, punishment for a conviction of robbery is as…

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