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.

As 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 and Peekskill.

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.

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