Larceny Attorney in Buffalo NY
If you or someone you know has been accused of a larceny or Theft charge in the State of New York, it is important to understand your rights and the laws regarding these types of charges. A larceny or theft conviction could range from a class-A Misdemeanor (which carries a maximum sentence of 1 year in Jail) to a Felony charge. Here at The Law Offices of Dominic Saraceno, our firm will take the time to listen to your case, explain the offenses, and fight hard in defense of you or your loved ones.
Petit Larceny charge
The New York State Penal Code divides Larceny into two categories, Petit, (also known as “Petty”) and Grand Larceny. A Petit Larceny charge according to article 165, of the New York Penal Code, states, a person is guilty of petit larceny when he steals property. A Petit Larceny charge is classified as a class-A misdemeanor, in which the value of the property does not exceed $1000. Class-A misdemeanors for Petit Larceny can carry a minimal sentence of conditional discharge, to a maximum sentence of up to 12 months in jail. Individuals convicted of Class A misdemeanors may also be sentenced to community service, probation or part-time incarceration. Additionally, misdemeanors may result in the loss of professional licenses, employment or loss of public office.
Grand Larceny charge
Grand Larceny is considered to be a more serious crime than Petit larceny, as it involves a felony sentence and the use of “degrees” to distinguish the severity of the felony charge. For example; Grand larceny in the First degree is considered to be a Class B Felony in which a person is guilty of stealing property which exceeds one million dollars. A 1st degree Grand Larceny charge can carry a minimum of 1 to 25 years in jail. By contrast, a charge of Grand larceny in the Fourth Degree, for property theft above $1000 or more, includes a Class E Felony sentence, which is punishable by a minimum of one year, up to four year jail term.
Contact a Larceny & Theft Defense Attorney
Here at the Law office of Dominic Saraceno, we understand how allegations of Theft & larceny can be damaging to an individual’s reputation, employment and family, and we believe they must be handled discreetly & respectfully. Our firm has a proven record of success in both these and similar types of cases involving larceny offenses and we can assure you, that our years of experience and high success rate, will provide representation you can trust!