Larceny Charges in Westchester County - (914) 840-5014
A larceny (theft) is a very serious charge as it can have a long-lasting
impact on your life due to the nature of the offense. Employers or potential
employers treat larceny differently than any other crime, therefore, a
larceny charge must be aggressively defended.
criminal defense attorneys in White Plains, New York our lawyers are experienced and will
aggressively protect your rights. Not only can our attorneys provide advice
regarding the criminal defense of larceny but also regarding the all too
common civil suit that stems from an arrest.
It is extremely important to hire a criminal defense attorney early. Our
lawyers are available for a free consultation and always provide an honest
and straightforward assessment of your case. At
Riebling, Proto & Sachs our attorneys are formed Assistant District Attorneys in Westchester County
and Manhattan. And have significant experience formally prosecuting and
now defending larceny cases.
Our lawyers are compassionate to your needs and will examine all the evidence
against you to provide you with a personalized individual defense. We
are regularly available during the case to keep you informed and guide
you through this difficult process.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for larceny, call our office today
and speak with our
Westchester County criminal defense lawyers about your case. For your convenience, we have locations in White Plains
Grand Larceny & Petit Larceny Charges
Larceny falls under Article 155 of the New York State Penal Law and is
broken down into several areas. Under PL 155.05 larceny is defined as:
"A person steals property and commits larceny when, with intent to
deprive another of property or to appropriate the same to himself or to
a third person, he wrongfully takes, obtains or withholds such property
from an owner thereof".
Larceny can include larceny by trick, embezzlement, false pretenses, issuing
a bad check, false promise, extortion or even larceny over lost property.
The prosecution will use one theory or several to convict a person under
the larceny statute.
Types of Larceny in New York
In determining the proper charge this will directly relate to the amount
of money or value of property stolen and/or the method of theft. The following
are the different types of larceny:
- Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree -- Value of property over $1,000.00
or the property is a credit card, debit card, public record, secret scientific
material, obtained by extortion etc. Grand larceny in the fourth degree
is an "E" felony.
- Grand Larceny in the Third Degree -- Value of property over $3,0000.00
or involves theft of an ATM machine or its contents. Grand larceny in
the third degree is a "D" felony.
- Grand Larceny in the Second Degree -- Value of property over $50,000.00
this is a "C" felony.
- Grand Larceny in the First Degree -- Value of property over one million
dollars. This is a "B" felony.
- Petit Larceny -- "A person is guilty of petit larceny when he steals
property". This is a class "A" misdemeanor. Petit larceny
usually encompasses shoplifting types of crimes.
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If you or a loved one is charged with and type of larceny, we are here
to protect your rights and help you through this difficult time.
Contact us online or by telephone at (914) 840-5104 to speak with one of our experienced
criminal defense lawyers.