Former Baseball Great Reaches Plea Deal On Charges Of Grand Theft Auto

By: Wallin & Klarich

The legal troubles for former baseball great Lenny Dykstra continue to mount. Dykstra recently reached a deal with prosecutors, pleading no contest Wednesday, to three counts of grand theft auto and filing a false financial statement.

Dykstra, a three-time Major League Baseball All-Star, was released pending sentencing Jan. 20, 2012, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. The former athlete, faces up to four years in prison.

In California, grand theft auto is codified under California Penal Code Section 487 d (1). The penal code states that grand theft occurs whenever the property taken is an automobile.

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If you are convicted of grand theft as a felony, you face 16 months, or two or three years in the California State Prison.

In addition to the penalties noted above, you can receive an additional and consecutive state prison sentence for any of the following, one year if the amount of the property was worth more than $65,000, two years if the amount was worth more than $200,000, three years if the amount was worth more than $1,300,000, or four years if the amount was worth more than $3,200,000.

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