NYC Grand Larceny Lawyers
In New York, Grand Larceny is taking someone else’s property valued in excess of $1,000.00, without the owner’s consent and with the intent to deprive the owner of the property. It is a felony.
Grand Larceny is on the increase in New York City and throughout the country. In New York, it is one of the most common white collar crimes that prosecutors charge. If you have been accused of Grand Larceny it is essential that you consult with an experienced NYC Grand Larceny Lawyer to be certain that your rights are being protected. If convicted, you may face very significant penalties. So do not delay. Contact the skilled attorneys at the Spodek Law Group for a free consultation. We have over 50 years of experience helping people like you.
Grand Larceny Terms Explained
It’s important to have an understanding of the legal definitions of those terms used in defining grand larceny. There are particular definitions for “owner” and “property” as pertains to the charge categorized as grand larceny, in New York. “Property” can be any kind of real property or personal property including electronics, money, jewelry, vehicles, computer data, or even electricity or any other valuable item. The “owner” of the property is any person who has the right of possession of that property. The owner’s right is superior to the right of the person who took the property. The terms “appropriate,” “obtain” and “deprive” describe particular types of stealing in a charge of grand larceny. To appropriate means you exert control (or cause a third party to exert control) over the property for an extended period of time or permanently. To obtain means to cause the shifting of the interest in the property from the owner to another person. Whereas deprive means to hold back the property (or cause it to be withheld) from its owner for an extended period of time or permanently.
Levels of Severity
There are four degrees of grand larceny. The more serious the charge is, the more severe the potential sentence will be.
Grand larceny in the fourth degree is the least significant. It is an “E” felony, and although there is no mandatory prison sentence, it is punishable by up to four years in prison. New York Penal Law Section 155.30(1)
Grand larceny in the third degree is a class “D” felony, punishable by up to seven years in prison. New York Penal Law Section 155.35
Grand larceny in the second degree is a class “C” felony, punishable by up to fifteen years in prison. New York Penal Law Section 155.40(1)
Grand larceny in the first degree is the most serious level. It involves property in excess of $1 million. It is a class “B” felony, punishable by up to twenty five years in prison. If convicted of this charge, there is a minimum prison sentence of 1-3 years, even for first-time offenders. New York Penal Law Section 155.42
Spodek Law Group
If you have been accused of grand larceny, it is crucial to seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are fully protected. Contact us at 888-608-3420 for a free consultation. Our attorneys have over 50 years of criminal defense legal experience.