Westchester County Grand Larceny
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A Westchester County Grand Larceny Lawyer will tell you that law enforcement and the New York District Attorney aggressively prosecute Grand Larceny and other theft offenses. This crime is generally defined as the theft of property that has a dollar value of over $1,000. This is different that Petit Larceny is defined as the theft of an item that has a dollar value of less than $1,000. Law enforcement often sees these crimes committed by Shoplifting, but it can occur in many ways, including white collar crime and Credit Card Theft. The penalties for Grand Larceny are substantial, depending on the degree. If you have been charged with Grand Larceny, contact a Westchester County Grand Larceny Lawyer from our team right away for guidance.
There are four degrees of Grand Larceny, which are:
New York Penal Law 155.30-Grand Larceny in the 4th: If the value of the item stolen is between $1,000 to $2,999.99, or the theft involved a religious item, firearm, or public record this section applies. It is considered an E felony.
New York Penal Law 155.35-Grand Larceny in the 3d: This section applies if the value of the items stolen is between $3,000. and $49,999. and is considered D felony.
New York Penal Law 155.40-Grand Larceny in the 2d: This section applies if the stolen items are between $50,000. to $999,999. and is considered a C felony.
New York Penal Law 155.42-Grand Larceny in the 1st: This section applies if the value of the item is over $1,000,000. and is considered a B felony.
A Westchester County Grand Larceny Lawyer will explain that the crime of Grand Larceny is distinguished from other theft crimes because the dollar amounts involved in the crime are cumulative. If the perpetrator stole $1,000. everyday from a person over a period of 50 days, they would be charged with 2d degree Grand Larceny. If on the other hand, the perpetrator entered a dwelling and stole 1,000. over 50 days, the perpetrator would be guilty of 50 counts of Burglary.
The penalties imposed for Grand Larceny are serious. It is important to know that you could are convicted of this crime, you could also be held responsible restitution and damages. This is in addition to serious criminal penalties such prison, fines and probation. Contact the office of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for legal advice and a free consultation. We have locations not only in Westchester County, but also Suffolk County and Nassau County on Long Island. In New York City, we have locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW.