Poughkeepsie Grand Larceny & Theft Attorney
Seasoned Defense Against Grand Larceny in New York
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.
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.
Types of Larceny in NY
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 - Theft of property valued at less than $1,000 and is a misdemeanor.
- Grand Larceny - Theft of property valued at $1,000 or more, or certain specified items such as credit cards.
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.”
What Is Considered Grand Larceny in NY?
In New York, grand larceny is defined as the theft of property or money with a value above $1,000.
Grand larceny can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the value of the stolen property and other factors such as whether the theft involved the use of force or involved a weapon. The penalties for grand larceny can range from fines to imprisonment, depending on the severity of the offense.
Grand Larceny is a serious crime in New York and is categorized into different degrees depending on the value of the property stolen. The penalties for Grand Larceny in New York can be severe and can include imprisonment, fines, and restitution.
Here is an overview of the penalties for Grand Larceny in New York based on the degree of the offense:
- Fourth Degree Grand Larceny: This is a Class E felony, and the value of the property stolen is between $1,000 and $3,000. The penalty for this offense can include up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
- 3rd Degree Grand Larceny: This is a Class D felony, and the value of the property stolen is between $3,000 and $50,000. The penalty for this offense can include up to seven years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
- 2nd Degree Grand Larceny: This is a Class C felony, and the value of the property stolen is between $50,000 and $1 million. The penalty for this offense can include up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
- First Degree Grand Larceny: This is a Class B felony, and the value of the property stolen is more than $1 million. The penalty for this offense can include up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
In addition to the penalties mentioned above, a person convicted of Grand Larceny may also be required to pay restitution to the victim or victims of the crime. This can include returning the stolen property or paying the value of the property that was stolen.
Is Credit Card Theft a Felony In New York?
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.
Is Shoplifting Considered Larceny in New York?
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.
Contact Our Poughkeepsie Grand Larceny Lawyer Today
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.
Contact McCabe, Coleman, Ventosa & Patterson PLLC today to schedule a FREE consultation!