But about the California legislation, Olisashvili simply tells fairy tales. The law does not prohibit police officers from pursuing suspects in petty crimes by car (the term misdemeanour is correctly translated that way, and for an offense that is not a crime, there is the term infraction). Forbidden only to enter the house without a warrant if the suspect could not be detained before he got there.
Shoplifting in the amount of $ 950 or less (there is a special term for this crime – shoplifting) refers it is to petty crimes, the punishment for it is up to 6 months in prison, but in the event of a relapse, it can already be considered as a felony.
In July 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the law establishing another corpus delicti – “particularly impudent shoplifting” (brazen shoplifting), which implies theft as part of an organized group. This crime is classified as “wobblers”, that is, the prosecutor and the judge, depending on the circumstances of the case, can qualify it as grievous or petty.
If the criminal openly steals property in front of the owner or employee of the store, or the crime is committed with the use or threat of force, this is already a robbery. No matter the cost of the stolen robbery counts serious crime; the punishment for him is up to 9 years in prison. So the softness of the California law, which allows you to steal goods from stores with impunity, is an invention of the correspondent of Channel One.
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