Larceny refers to the theft of personal property with the intent to keep or sell the items.
There are two forms of Larceny for which you may face criminal charges.
Petit Larceny: If the item or items are worth less than $250, then the crime is classified as Petit or Petty Larceny.
Although this type of Larceny is considered a misdemeanor, you could still face a fine or imprisonment, up to one year in jail, depending upon the specific circumstances of your case, as well as your criminal record.
Grand Larceny: High value thefts over $250 are considered a felony and fall into the category of Grand Larceny. A conviction for Grand Larceny can subject you to up to 5 years in a state prison and/or an accompanying fine, which may be greater than the value of the stolen goods.
How to Deal with a Larceny Charge
Being charged with either Petty or Grand Larceny can have lifelong consequences, including not only jail time or fines, but also prohibition from many types of employment, or even deportation if you are not a U.S. citizen. That is why it is so very important that you act now to prepare the best possible defense in order to protect your freedom and future wellbeing.
Contact The Law Offices of Elliot Savitz, Scott Bradley & Kenneth Diesenhof and speak to one of our highly experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys. Our attorneys have an unrivaled record of success and the ability to reduce the impact of an arrest or a criminal charge on your life. With a high, attention to detail, combined with compassion and understanding, we will fight to protect your constitutional rights and ensure that you receive the best possible outcome.
With expert representation, you don’t have to lose everything – or anything.
- Maybe the case against you is weak.
- If it is your first offense, the prosecution may consider a plea bargain down from Grand Larceny to Petty Larceny.
- They could even agree to Pre-Trial Probation or Dismissal prior to Arraignment, so the charge does not appear on your record.
- If you have not been arrested, you may be entitled to a Clerk’s Hearing, which could result in your not even being charged.
- Perhaps a timely Motion to Dismiss or Suppress will result in the termination of your case.
The well-respected criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Elliot Savitz, Scott Bradley & Kenneth Diesenhof have a winning track record and know how to give you the widest range of defense options possible. Call (781) 619-3147, you will sleep better at night knowing you have us by your side throughout the criminal process.