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Strategic Defense to Fight Theft Crime Charges

Westchester County Theft Crime Attorney

Theft Defense for Residents of Peekskill & White Plains

A theft crime can consist of a number of different offenses; among the more common may include shoplifting, petit larceny, and grand larceny. The crime of petit larceny, according to New York Penal Law §155.25, is stealing property and it is a Class A misdemeanor. This offense can be increased to grand larceny in the fourth degree under a number of different circumstances as provided under §155.30.

These various circumstances can include the following, among others:

  • The value of the stolen items is more than $1,000
  • The property includes secret scientific material
  • The property is obtained through extortion
  • The property is a credit or debit card
  • The property is a firearm

If you are arrested and charged with the crime of grand larceny in the fourth degree, then you will face Class E felony penalties. An increase of the crime to grand larceny in the third degree can be accomplished when the value of the items is more than $3,000. Grand larceny in the second degree occurs when the value of stolen items exceeds $50,000. You can be charged with grand larceny in the first degree if the value of items stolen is more than $1 million, and this is a Class B felony. If you are convicted of a Class B felony in this state, then you could face 25 years in prison depending on the circumstances of your case.


Facing charges for theft? Contact us today to speak with our Westchester County theft crime attorney about your defense.


How Much Jail Time Can You Get For Felony Theft?

In New York, the class of felony theft you are convicted of largely determines the amount of jail time you can be sentenced to.

Possible jail sentences for felony theft in New York include:

  • Class E felony: punishable by up to four years’ imprisonment
  • Class D felony: punishable by up to seven years’ imprisonment
  • Class C felony: punishable by up to 15 years’ imprisonment
  • Class B felony: punishable by up to 25 years’ imprisonment

Charged with Theft in Westchester County? Let Us Help!

It is vital that you have the skilled representation of a Westchester County theft crime lawyer on your side that can help you effectively pursue your rights, your goals, and your desires for your future. At Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP, we can provide you with the defense that you need. Contact our office today to discuss your criminal charges and to begin the process of building a strong defense of your case to pursue the results that you need. For client convenience, we have separate office locations in White Plains and Peekskill.

Arrested for theft? Don't face your charges alone. Contact us today.

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