The violation of any of the provisions of this article is a misdemeanor, except that if the violation consists of unlawfully using, selling, or secreting in any place supplies of a value exceeding nine hundred fifty dollars ($950), the violation is a felony.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, 3rd Ex. Sess., Ch. 28, Sec. 1. (SB 18 3x) Effective January 25, 2010.)

Terms Used In California Business and Professions Code 14491

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Supplies: means supplies bearing a name, mark or device filed and published under this article. See California Government Code 53369.30