Article 155 of the New York Penal Law concerns larceny charges. Generally, larceny is committed when a person steals property.  Specifically, a person steals property and commits larceny when, with intent to deprive another of property or to appropriate the same to himself or to a third person, he wrongfully takes, obtains or withholds such property from an owner thereof. There are a number of defenses available that a Nassau County Larceny Defense Attorney can assist you with.

There a number of different degrees of larceny depending on how much was taken and other aggravating factors:

  • Petit Larceny (A misdemeanor): stealing property of any value.

  • Grand larceny in the fourth degree (E felony): stealing property whose value is in excess of $1,000, by physically taking property from another person of any value, or by stealing a credit card or debit card.

  • Grand larceny in the third degree (D felony): stealing property whose value exceeds $3,000 or stealing from an ATM.

  • Grand larceny in the second degree (C felony): stealing property when the value exceeds $50,000.

  • Grand larceny in the first degree (B felony): stealing property having a value of more than one million dollars.

If you have been charged with any type of Larceny in New York, call the Criminal Defense Lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Hochhauser to obtain the best outcome for you.