Law Office of Joel C. Renk
3890 11th Street, Suite 220
Riverside, CA 92501
Hours: M-F: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Weekends: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p .m.
Criminal Defense Attorney
25 YEARS OF TRIAL EXPERIENCE REPRESENTING ONE SIDE - THE DEFENSE!
*All Felonies and Misdemeanors
*Post conviction relief
*Over 100 Jury Trials
*Over 20 Murder Trials
*Represented 1000s of Clients
*History of excellent results
Just a few of Mr. Renk's results:
*2013 murder - NOT GUILTY
*2022 conspiracy to commit murder - NOT GUILTY
*2009 murder - NOT GUILTY
*2010 murder - DISMISSED
*2012 attempted murder - NOT GUILTY
*2022 attempted murder - NOT GUILTY
*2017 attempted murder - NOT GUILTY
[Future results may vary]
OVERVIEW OF THEFT CRIMES IN CALIFORNIA
Theft is one of the most common criminal offenses in California and it comes in many forms.
Penal Code 484 PC, is the statute that makes it a crime to take someone else’s property, a crime generally called “theft.”
Petty theft, or the theft of property worth $950 or less, or grand theft for property exceeding $950. However, not all theft offenses fall under these classifications. Theft may be charged under many criminal statutes Under California Penal Code 488 PC, petty theft is unlawfully taking property worth $950 or less
Penal Code 487 PC classifies grand theft as unlawfully taking someone else’s property that is valued at more than $950. Grand theft is a “wobbler” that may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony.
Grand theft can be a confusing offense in California, especially since the passage of Proposition 47. Previously, certain types of theft such as grand theft auto and firearm theft were automatically “grand theft” felonies regardless of the value of the property. Under Prop 47, you can only be charged with a misdemeanor if the value of the property is under $950
Burglary is a serious offense under California Penal Code 459 PC. Burglary is defined as entering a commercial or residential building with the intent to commit a theft or felony. Simply entering the building with intent is enough to commit burglary even if the theft or felony is not completed.
There are two degrees of burglary:
First-degree burglary is burglary of a residence
Second-degree burglary is burglary of a commercial property or other structure
First-degree burglary is always a felony. Second-degree burglary is a “wobbler” and may be a misdemeanor or felony.