White Plains Theft Attorney
Accused of Theft in Westchester County?
Being charged with a theft related crime is very serious, especially when the charges are brought as a felony. Theft crimes, carry with them, the perception of dishonesty. These sorts of matters are particularly damaging to one’s reputation, including current and future employment. Many employers, licensing bodies and various other institutions are highly suspicious of individuals who have been charged with or convicted of theft-related crimes.
It is critical to have the right attorney on your side to ensure that the charge has the least impact possible on your life. Most theft related crimes are related to the concept of “larceny”. Under §155.05 of New York’s Penal Code, any individual that takes from another with the intent to deprive them of their property can be charged with theft. There a variety of variations of this charge, depending on, among other factors, the manner in which the theft was allegedly implemented and the value of the object alleged to have been taken.
The crimes range from a misdemeanor charge to serious felony charges, including grand larceny. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor theft or a serious felony, John Raimondo is prepared to aggressively and competently represent your rights.
You can reach White Plains theft crime lawyer John Raimondo online or at (914) 996-4511.
Types of Theft Offenses in New York
As in many states, New York generally classifies the seriousness of a theft crime by consideration of the monetary value of the property or merchandise at issue.
- Petit Larceny – Petit larceny is the least serious theft offense. Individuals can be charged with same if they are alleged to have unlawfully taken property valued at no more than $1,000. N.Y. Penal Law § 155.25 classifies petit larceny as a class A misdemeanor, which can result in jail time of no more than a year and a fine of no more than $1,000.
- Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree – Stolen property that exceeds $1,000 or takes the form of a motor vehicle, credit/debit card or firearm is classified as grand larceny. This is a class E felony.
- Grand Larceny in the Third Degree – If an individual steals property valued at more than $3,000, they can be charged with a class D felony.
- Grand Larceny in the Second Degree – If a person steals property or services that amount to over $50,000 they can be charged with grand larceny in the second degree. This is a class C felony.
- Grand Larceny in the First Degree – An individual who steals property valuing over one million dollars commits grand larceny in the first degree. A class B felony.
You May Call (914) 996-4511 For A Free Consultation
If you were charged with a theft crime, you may contact the Law Offices of John Raimondo for a free consultation. Our Westchester County theft lawyer can help you through this ordeal. John Raimondo’s past successes as a criminal defense lawyer in Westchester County include achieving numerous “not guilty” jury trial verdicts, along with competent and aggressive handling of over a thousand criminal cases.
You are welcome to contact the firm at (914) 996-4511 or complete an evaluation form. We represent clients in Westchester County, White Plains, and surrounding communities.