Scott Russell Law

Larceny Lawyer in Monticello, NY

Larceny, a prevalent form of theft, involves unlawfully taking another person’s property to deliberately deprive them of ownership.

The consequences and sanctions for larceny in New York can vary widely, ranging from fines or probation to extensive incarceration periods. These penalties are influenced by the value of the stolen items, the perpetrator’s criminal history, and whether violence was employed during the crime. Prosecutors consider these aspects when determining the appropriate punishment for an individual found guilty of larceny.

At Scott Russell Law, we work diligently to lower fines and avoid jail time. Our firm is experienced in handling these charges, and you can be assured that you’re in the best hands for such sensitive and severe cases.

In New York, theft offenses are categorized and penalized as follows:

    • Petit Larceny: Involves property valued at less than $1,000. A conviction could lead to up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000.


    • Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree: Pertains to theft of property that has been valued anywhere between $1,000 and $3,000. A possible sentence includes up to four years of imprisonment and a fine reaching $5,000.


    • Grand Larceny in the Third Degree: This charge applies to property with a value ranging from $3,000 to $50,000. Potential consequences encompass a maximum of seven years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.


    • Grand Larceny in the Second Degree: This criminal charge involves property worth $50,000 to $1 million. Conviction might lead to up to 15 years of incarceration and a fine reaching $15,000.


  • Grand Larceny in the First Degree: Relates to property exceeding $1 million. Possible outcomes include up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $30,000 or double the offender’s gain from the crime.

Local Grand Larceny Laws and Sentencing

Our main goal with such a serious charge is to challenge the allegations and work diligently to discredit them, or reduce the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor. This could significantly impact your sentence. We’re here to guide you through this challenging time with optimism and sincerity, and we will work to make sure you feel like our only client.

Types of Grand Larceny charges could include:

    • Auto Theft: Stealing a motor vehicle, such as a car, truck, or motorcycle, is often charged as grand larceny due to the significant value of the stolen property related to auto theft.


    • Burglary: Breaking into a building or property with the intent to steal valuable items can lead to grand larceny charges, especially if the stolen goods are of substantial value.


    • Robbery: This involves the theft of property from a person or their immediate presence through force, fear, or intimidation. If the stolen property’s value is high, it could result in grand larceny charges.


    • Embezzlement: Misappropriating funds or property that have been entrusted to you by an employer, client, or organization, with the intention to permanently deprive them of those assets, can lead to grand larceny charges.


  • Identity Theft: Using another person’s personal information to commit financial fraud or theft can result in grand larceny charges, especially if the stolen funds or assets are substantial.

Scott adopts a methodical, fact-centered approach to Grand Larceny cases. As a seasoned attorney, he maintains an impartial and pragmatic stance, meticulously scrutinizing the accusations and the procedures that culminated in the charge. This meticulous examination serves a dual purpose: identifying crucial elements within the case and unearthing potential lapses or improper conduct by law enforcement.

How Petit Larceny Laws Work in New York

Petit larceny cases hinge on the assessment of property value. The prosecution must establish that the value of the property in question falls below a specified threshold. This aspect defines the boundary between petit larceny and grand larceny, illustrating the nuanced approach that the law takes based on the value of the property involved.
In accordance with New York law, the offense of petit larceny involves specific essential elements that the State must establish beyond a reasonable doubt to prove someone’s guilt. These essential elements are as follows:

  • The accused intentionally engages in the act of stealing, taking, carrying away, leading away, or driving away property that belongs to another individual.
  • The aforementioned action is carried out without obtaining the consent of the owner of the property.
  • The property that was taken has a value that is assessed to be less than $1000.

If you are facing petit larceny charges, don’t hesitate to contact Scott Russell today for the help you need to navigate these serious allegations!

Contact Theft Attorney Scott Russell Today

At Scott Russell Law, we understand the gravity of larceny charges in New York and the potential for significant penalties, including fines and imprisonment.

We want you to know that our experienced team is here to provide you with personalized and effective legal representation.

We are well-versed in both petit and grand larceny charges and work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the best defense possible. We want you to feel confident and optimistic that we will work hard to navigate this challenging time with you.

Reach out to us today for the help you need. We are sincerely on your side when we help you through this difficult situation.

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