Grand Larceny Sentencing Guidelines
The lawyers here at our law firm have a vast knowledge and experience defending clients who have been accused of larceny and theft crimes. It is a fact that our founding attorneys are not only respected as criminal defense lawyers, but also have served as assistant district attorneys where they were able to hone their skills through the tough criminal court system. As professional prosecutors, we investigate and prosecute a large variety of grand larceny offenses. Because of this, our experience and constant training we will rely upon and use in order to get our clients the best outcome we feel we can obtain for each individual case.
When we defend clients accused of embezzlement, grand larceny or any other major theft crime in New York, our attorneys pride themselves in having a good grasp on what we feel is the best and most formidable line of defense for each specific case. However, it should be noted that just because we avoided prosecution for a multi-million-dollar investigation of grand larceny for one specific client or we had obtained a theft case dismissal in thousands of other cases, it is not a guarantee that we can get you the same outcome. It is important for our clients and attorneys to have knowledge of the law. One such area is the law of grand larceny sentencing guidelines. It does not matter whether or not the grand larceny was perpetrated by trick, extortion, embezzlement, fraud or any other way, the following guidelines and information will address the potential guidelines, sentences and punishment for each degree of offense.
Grand Larceny In The Fourth Degree
Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, or an “E” felony, will be punishable with no set mandatory minimum length or term of prison time. However, there will be a maximum term of one and a third years to four years in a state prison. A predicate felon is one that has received another felony conviction within the past ten years. If you are a convicted predicate felon, the mandatory minimum term for prison is one and a half years to three years in prison while the maximum will be two years to four years in state prison.
Grand Larceny In The Third Degree
Grand Larceny of the third degree, a “D” Felony, can be punishable by upwards of two years to seven years in a state prison. However, there’s no required mandatory minimum for the first time offenders or non-predicate felons. If you are a predicate felon, you will face a minimum of two years to four years in a state prison and there will be a maximum of three and a half to seven years spent in a state facility.
Grand Larceny In The Second Degree
The Grand Larceny in the second degree sentence, or “C” felony, can be punishable by up to five years or fifteen years in a state prison. For the first time offenders and the non-predicate felons, there will be no mandatory minimum sentencing in prison and a maximum of seven years and a half to fifteen years in a state facility. As with the lower degrees of each grand larceny case, first-time offenders as well as the non-predicate felons will only be sentenced to probation. This will include up to a year within a city or local jail.
Grand Larceny In The First Degree
A class “B” felony, or a Grand Larceny in the first degree, is the most serious larceny that you and your lawyer would have to face. In this case, it won’t matter whether you are a first-time offender or a non-predicate felon. In this type of felony charge, there’s always a mandatory minimum sentencing term of incarceration in a federal state prison. If you are a first-time offender of grand larceny, you will face a minimum of one year to three years in state prison. There will be a maximum of eight and a third years to twenty-five years in a state prison as well. Predicate felons will have a different minimum. The minimum will be four and a half to nine years while the maximum will be twelve and a half years to twenty-five years.
It is important for all clients to understand that almost every pre-dispostion indictments may be worked out. Advocacy and timing where your criminal defense attorney is involved is crucial. After any case has been indicted by the grand jury, the prosecutors will be limited on how much they will be able to reduce the case degree. No lawyers can guarantee results. Take the time needed to work fully with your council on your case so that you can both identify your defense and be sure that you get the best possible outcome attainable. The sooner you get started on working with your attorney, the better chances they will have at getting a better deal for your case.
May 17, 2018
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