Larceny occurs when an item is taken without force and in an unlawful manner. To be considered larceny, the item must belong to another person and be taken without the owner's consent. Furthermore, it must be taken with the intent to deny the owner of the use or enjoyment of an object. If an object cannot be moved, it may not be necessary to physically carry it away.
Auto theft charges in California can either be a misdemeanor or a felony. How a crime is classified depends on the facts in a given case. However, most auto theft cases involve felony charges that carry jail time and a fine of up to $10,000 for those who are convicted. To commit auto theft in the state, a person must take a car that doesn't belong to him or her and is worth more than $950.
After the Super Bowl, the broadcast of the Oscars from Los Angeles is the biggest night in television, year after year. Many believe that the highlight of this year's broadcast was Frances McDormand’s impassioned acceptance speech.
Much of Southern California might see fewer property crimes this year, according to a recent report. The report is from researchers from the University of California, Irvine.