Larceny

Dutchess County Larceny Defense Attorney

Defending NY clients charged with larceny

Larceny is the theft of property without the use of force. There is a multitude of consequences an individual can face when charged with larceny. Even those who steal a small item from a store don’t fully appreciate the seriousness of the act they commit. Larceny charges are either misdemeanors or felonies. These crimes come with serious consequences and will affect your life and livelihood, including the possibility of jail. If you are arrested and charged with larceny, it is important to discuss your legal matter with an effective criminal defense attorney. The Law Office of Raji S. Zeidan, PC has successfully fought larceny charges for countless individuals throughout New York. Constructing a strong criminal defense is imperative. If you need quality legal support, contact our firm for a consultation.

Consequences of a larceny conviction

The consequences depend greatly on the amount of money or value of property stolen. Many of these charges include the possibility of fines and imprisonment.

Petit larceny: Property valued at $1000 or less

  • Class A misdemeanor
  • Fines up to $1000
  • Up to 1 year in prison

Grand larceny in the fourth degree: Property valued between $1000 to $3000

  • Class E Felony
  • Up to $5000 fine or double the offender’s gain
  • Up to 4 years in prison

Grand larceny in the third degree: Property valued between $3000 to $50,000

  • Class D felony
  • Up to 7 years in prison

Grand larceny in the second degree: Property valued between $50,000 to $1 million

  • Class C felony
  • Up to 15 years in prison

Grand larceny in the first degree: Stolen property valued at $1 million or more

  • Class B felony
  • Up to 25 years in prison

If you were found to have used a weapon or force in the act, you may be charged with robbery, which is an even more serious matter. Robbery in the third degree is a Class D felony. Robbery in the second degree is a Class C felony. Robbery in the first degree is a Class B felony. These are very serious charges and need the attention of a seasoned criminal defense attorney. It is important to fight these charges. If you are convicted of larceny, you could face serious jail time and a permanent criminal record that will impact your ability to make a living, apply for housing, and many other privileges you need to protect.

Contact a NY larceny defense attorney

Being charged with larceny is a serious matter. It is critical that you contact an effective attorney that can fight for you. The Law Office of Raji S. Zeidan, PC has nearly a decade of experience successfully handling criminal matters for Ulster and Dutchess County clients. If you need a law firm to assess your legal matter, construct a strong defense strategy, and fight for your future, contact The Law Office of Raji S. Zeidan, PC for a consultation.