Assemblymember Rodriguez’s Legislation to Combat Statewide Smash and Grab Theft Signed into Law

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Assemblymember Rodriguez’s Legislation to Combat Statewide Smash and Grab Theft Signed into Law

 

(Sacramento, CA) Yesterday, Assembly Bill (AB) 2356 was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom, combatting the recent wave of group “smash and grab” robberies. This legislation codifies People v. Bailey, which determined that individual acts of theft can be accumulated and prosecuted as a felony if motivated by one intention, one general impulse, and one plan, passing the threshold for grand theft.