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Albany Theft Crimes Defense Attorney

Larceny Defense Lawyer in New York

In the state of New York, theft crimes are legally referred to as larceny. State law dictates that larceny occurs when “a person steals property… with intent to deprive another of property or… takes, obtains, or withholds property from an owner thereof.”

New York theft crimes include:

  • Embezzlement
  • Buying stolen property
  • Fraud
  • Extortion
  • Stealing the property of another

In simplest terms, larceny occurs in New York State anytime a person takes the property of another person without their consent and without the desire to return it. If an individual is accused of this crime, they may be facing serious penalties. To decide punishment, the law splits theft charges into five categories. These categories are based mostly on the value of goods stolen but are occasionally defined by the type of item stolen.

Petit Larceny

  • Theft of property valued at no more than $1,000
  • Class A Misdemeanor
  • No more than 1-year in prison
  • No more than $1,000 in fines

Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree

  • Theft of property worth more than $1,000
  • Class E Felony
  • No more than 4-years in prison
  • No more than $5,000 in fines

Grand Larceny in the Third Degree

  • Theft of property worth $3,000 or more
  • Class D Felony
  • No more than 7-years in prison
  • No more than $5,000 in fines

Grand Larceny in the Second Degree

  • Theft of property worth $50,000 or more
  • Class C Felony
  • No more than 15-years in prison
  • No more than $15,000 in fines

Grand Larceny in the First Degree

  • Theft of property exceeding $1 million
  • Class B Felony
  • No more than 25 years in prison
  • No more than $30,000 in fines

Contact our Albany Theft Crimes Attorney Today

Penalties associated with felony larceny are serious and impact a person’s freedom, finances, and reputation in the community. Even after an individual has spent time in prison and has paid all fines, their felony conviction will follow them for the rest of their life.

The Law Office of Eric K. Schillinger is based in Albany and is prepared to handle cases in the area as well as nationwide. With our firm, you work directly with your theft defense attorney as he builds a strong defense for your case. Our firm takes pride in providing the attentive service that clients deserve as they face some of the most challenging times of their life.

Eric Schillinger has developed his practice by handling hundreds of cases personally. He has won victories for those facing minor misdemeanors as well as serious felonies and is prepared to use his expertise to build the best care possible for you. Though theft charges seem intimidating, Mr. Schillinger is ready to be the advocate you need when facing some of the largest law agencies in the nation.

Call today at (518) 413-0889 for a free consultation with our Albany theft crimes defense attorney.

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