Theft

California (source)

Cal. Penal Code § 484 et seq., Code § 487 Petty or Grand
Aggravated Felony (AF)? Maybe. Divisible: theft of labor not ‘theft’ for aggravated felony purposes. Other subsections are theft aggravated felony if 1-yr sentence imposed.
Crime Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT)? Yes.
Other Grounds No
Tips See Notes ‘Theft, Fraud’ and ‘crime of moral turpitude.’ In sum, to avoid aggravated felony, avoid 1 yr sent and see also PC 666; see Note ‘Sentence.’ If fraud involved, see PC. 529(3) and avoid $10,000 loss to victim. In minor offense try for 602.5. If first crime of moral turpitude, to qualify for petty offense exception to inadmissibility grnd reduce felony to misdo and/or plead petty theft; to avoid deportability plead petty theft or attempted misdemeanor grand theft to keep maximum possible sentence under 1 yr.