Just so that we are all on the same page here, this is not something that someone could hide under a big jacket or in a purse. These “bins” are four feet by four feet square and hold one thousand pounds of grapes each. And, with an estimated value of $50,000, or over $12,000 per ton, these were some very high end grapes which would make some very expensive wine.
I’m afraid that Proposition 47 won’t help Jeffry Hill. I’m sure his lawyer already told him that Prop 47 only applies to thefts with the total loss value under $950.
Please remember that each of us is innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Mr. Hill enjoys this very same privilege. He has pled not guilty in this case and his case was set for trial in April.
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