Long Island Grand Larceny
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A Long Island Grand Larceny Lawyer can tell you that the crime of Grand Larceny is frequently seen in New York. Because of this, the New York District Attorney and law enforcement aggressively pursue the conviction of these crimes. Grand Larceny is committed when an item of property is stolen that has a dollar value of over $1,000. If the item is valued at less than $1,000., the crime is classified at Petit Larceny. Petit Larceny and Grand Larceny are often seen as Shoplifting, but can arise in many ways, including White collar crime. If you have been charged with this offense, it is recommended that you speak with a Long Island Grand Larceny Lawyer from out team for advice.
Grand Larceny is classified into 4 degrees, depending on the value of the item taken:
4th Degree (NY Penal Law Section 155.30): When the value of the property stolen is $1000. to $2,999.99, or the property is a firearm, public record or is an object of religious worship, this section applies. This is an E felony.
3d Degree (NY Penal Law Section 155.35): When the value of the property is stolen is valued at between $3,000. and $49,999., this section applies, and is D felony.
2nd Degree (NY Penal Law Section 155.40) If the item stolen is valued at $50,000. to $999,999., this section applies, and is a C felony.
1st Degree (NY Penal Law Section 155.42): If the stolen property is valued at $1,000,000. or more, this section applies and is a B felony.
A Long Island Grand Larceny Lawyer will explain that this crime is different from other theft crimes in that the dollar amounts for this crime are cumulative. If a defendant steals $1,000. from a victim every day, for 50 days, the have committed the crime of Grand Larceny in the 2d degree. If however the crime of Burglary was committed, and the defendant entered a dwelling and took $1,000. every day for 50 days, they would be charged with 50 counts of Burglary.
The penalties for all theft crimes are serious, and Grand Larceny is no exception. If you have been charged with this crime, it is important to ensure that your rights are protected through all stages of your case. Contact the office of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for advice and a free consultation. We have offices to serve you in both Nassau County and Suffolk County, on Long Island. In New York City we have offices in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Call us today for an appointment at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW.