Larceny: A Theft Crime
If you have been charged with larceny, you have reason to be concerned about your future. This theft crime carries harsh penalties, and if you are convicted you will have a criminal record which will follow you for years. The Law Office of John M. Cromwell can defend you when you find yourself in such a critical situation. This may be a turning point in your life, as the outcome of your case could have negative repercussions for your family, social life and your career. I take pride my work as a White Plains criminal attorney, helping individuals from all backgrounds find solutions during what may be the most difficult experience in their lives.
Consequences if Convicted
The penalty you face for a larceny charge depends on the value of the property you are accused of stealing:
- Petit Larceny is charged in cases of simple theft, and is a Class A misdemeanor carrying a sentence of up to 1 year in jail
- Grand Larceny in the fourth degree is charged for thefts valued at $1,000 or more and is a felony, punishable by up to 4 years in prison
- Grand Larceny in the third degree is theft of more than $3,000 worth of property, punishable by up to 7years in prison
- Grand Larceny in the second degree occurs when the property is valued over $50,000 and is punishable by up to 15 years in prison
- Grand Larceny in the first degree is theft of property valued at over $1 million, and carries a maximum prison sentence of 25 years
There are other factors which can increase the degree of a larceny charge, such as the use of extortion or if the stolen item is a firearm or other item named in the statute. I will investigate every aspect of the situation to discover the most effective strategy for securing your acquittal or for negotiating to have the charges dropped or reduced. Whether you are being charged with a juvenile crime, if this is your first offense or if you have previously been convicted of a crime, call me today to begin work on a plan for your defense.