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Theft and Grand Larceny

It is extremely important to speak with a seasoned Theft and Grand Larceny Attorney as soon as possible if you or a loved one is facing a theft charge. That’s because there are many opportunities for a dedicated criminal defense lawyer to fight for your rights and negotiate to get the charges reduced or dropped, if the lawyer is on your case from the start.

Larceny Defense Attorneys

The attorneys at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC represent clients arrested for theft charges throughout Dutchess County, Ulster County, Putnam County, Orange County, Greene County, and Columbia County. The act of taking another person’s property without permission is known as theft, but in New York is referred to officially as “Larceny.” “Petit Larceny” is theft of property valued at less than $1,000 and is a Misdemeanor. Theft of property valued at $1,000 or more, or certain specified items such as credit cards, is a felony charge referred to as “Grand Larceny.” In New York, people who are accused of Larceny face serious penalties including incarceration, large fines, and probation. A Larceny conviction can linger like a dark cloud over a person, affecting job searches and personal relationships even after a person has “paid their debt.”

John Ventosa, our New York Larceny attorney understands the severe consequences of Larceny convictions and is prepared to fight for your rights and your freedom. As a former Dutchess County Senior Assistant Public Defender, John Ventosa has a keen perspective on how Larceny crimes are prosecuted in Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities. Now, as a seasoned criminal defense attorney, John uses this extensive knowledge to aggressively defend those he represents.

If you or someone you love has been charged with Larceny, you need to speak with our dedicated New York Larceny lawyer immediately to start building your defense. Every day you wait is another day the prosecution can get ahead of you. Schedule a free consultation today to learn how our skilled legal team can help you and your family during this difficult time.

Every case we handle is unique, so we will tailor a theft defense strategy that addresses the specific circumstances of your case. For example, you may have unknowingly taken an item, or you may have a rightful claim to the property.

If found guilty of Petit Larceny, you might face heavy fines, probation, or even up to one year in County Jail, in addition to other sentencing requirements. A Grand Larceny conviction carries a possible sentence of New York State Prison.

Schedule a free consultation with our loyal New York theft lawyer today so we can begin building the defense you deserve.

Credit Card Theft

Credit card theft in New York State is considered Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree – a class E felony. People who are convicted of credit card theft can face time in prison in addition to large fines. Learn More

Shoplifting

Shoplifting can be charged as either Petit Larceny or Grand Larceny, depending on the value of the items stolen. Behaviors that may lead to a shoplifting charge include hiding a smaller object inside a larger object, direct theft, and changing price tags. Learn More

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