Grand larceny in New York State is a very serious crime. There are a number of different penalties that an individual may incur if they are convicted of a larceny crime. Larceny can be defined as the theft of property without using force, a weapon, or threats of force. The difference between petit larceny and grand larceny is the value of the property that was stolen. Petit larceny charges are issued when the stolen property is worth $1000 or less while grand larceny is reserved for stolen property that is valued over $1000.
The penalties for grand larceny are as follows:
- Fourth degree
- Property that is valued between $1000 and $3000
- Class E felony
- Up to 4 years of imprisonment
- A fine of double the offender’s gain or up to $5000
- Third degree; property that is valued between $3000 and $50,000
- Class D felony
- Up to 7 years of imprisonment
- Second degree; stolen property with a value between $50,000 and $1 million
- Class C felony
- Imprisonment for up to 15 years
- First degree; stolen property with a value of $1 million or more
- Class B felony
- Imprisonment for up to 25 years
It is important to note that when force is used, the crime may be upgraded to robbery. If you are charged with a crime, it is important to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
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