Larceny in New York

Larceny, which is the theft of personal property, is divided into several different categories in New York. The category within which a larceny charge falls depends upon the type of property involved, its value, and where or from whom it’s taken. In New York, larceny is categorized as follows:

Petit Larceny

Petit larceny is the theft of property valued at less than $1,000. Petit larceny is a class A misdemeanor. Conviction of this crime can result in up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

Grand Larceny

Grand Larceny is a more serious form of theft than petit larceny. New York classifies grand larceny as follows:

  1. First Degree Grand Larceny– First-degree grand larceny is the theft of property or services valued at over one million dollars. First-degree grand larceny is a class B felony. Conviction of this crime can result in a prison sentence of up to 25 years and a fine of up to $30,000.
  2. Second Degree Grand Larceny – Second-degree grand larceny is the theft of property or services valued at over $50,000. Second-degree grand larceny is a class C felony. Conviction of this crime can result in a prison sentence of up to 15 years and a fine of up to $15,000.
  3. Third Degree Grand Larceny – Third-degree grand larceny is the theft of property or services valued at over $3,000. Second-degree grand larceny is a class D felony. Conviction of this crime can result in a prison sentence of up to seven years and a fine of up to twice the amount of the value of the property or services stolen.
  4. Fourth Degree Grand Larceny – Fourth-degree grand larceny is the theft of property or services valued at over $1,000. Fourth-degree grand larceny is a class E felony. Conviction of this crime can result in a prison sentence of up to four years and a fine of up to twice the amount of the value of the property or services stolen.

New York Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you’ve been charged with a crime in New York, it’s imperative that you engage the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney in order to achieve the best possible outcome in your criminal case. At Barket, Epstein, Kearon, Aldea, & LoTurco, LLP, our experienced New York criminal defense attorneys will ensure that you are fully apprised of your legal rights and provided with the most effective defense possible. Our highly skilled criminal defense attorneys, who come equipped with a long track record of success in negotiating favorable plea bargains and reaching favorable outcomes in the courtroom, will fight tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected. Whether you have been arrested and charged with a crime or are simply being investigated, the attorneys at Barket, Epstein, Kearon, Aldea, & LoTurco, LLP are here to help. Please contact one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys for a consultation.

Categories