Theft Crime Charges in Westchester County
Criminal Defense for Residents of Peekskill & White Plains
A theft crime can consist of a number of different offenses; among the more common may include shoplifting, petit larceny, and grand larceny. The crime of petit larceny, according to New York Penal Law §155.25, is stealing property and it is a Class A misdemeanor. This offense can be increased to grand larceny in the fourth degree under a number of different circumstances as provided under §155.30.
These various circumstances can include the following, among others:
- The value of the stolen items is more than $1,000
- The property includes secret scientific material
- The property is obtained through extortion
- The property is a credit or debit card
- The property is a firearm
If you are arrested and charged with the crime of grand larceny in the fourth degree, then you will face Class E felony penalties. An increase of the crime to grand larceny in the third degree can be accomplished when the value of the items is more than $3,000. Grand larceny in the second degree occurs when the value of stolen items exceeds $50,000. You can be charged with grand larceny in the first degree if the value of items stolen is more than $1 million, and this is a Class B felony. If you are convicted of a Class B felony in this state, then you could face 25 years in prison depending on the circumstances of your case.
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