Larceny (NY PL 155.05) is simply the legal term for stealing the property of another.
Buffalo prosecutors charge Larceny crimes in a variety of circumstances, but what they all have in common is the wrongful taking of property or cash.
How Larceny is charged will vary based on the value of the goods stolen.
Petit Larceny, the lowest grade of the crime, is an A misdemeanor with a maximum one year sentence if convicted.
You can be charged with Petit Larceny when the value of goods taken is less than $1,000.
In other cases, the value of the goods aren’t the determining factor in how the charge is graded.
If you steal public records from the county clerk’s office, for instance, you can be charged with Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony.
Stealing firearms, even if their value is less than $1,000, will also result in a Grand Larceny Fourth Degree charge, and you’ll face up to four years in prison if convicted.
At its most serious level, Grand Larceny in the First Degree, you’ll be facing a B felony charge with a maximum sentence of 25 years.
This charge alleges that you’ve stolen goods whose value exceeds $1,000,000, and is almost always charged in connection with other crimes.
Whatever Larceny charge you’re facing, you need experienced legal help to protect your rights and freedom.
The attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer can help you.
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