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NYC Grand Larceny in the Third Degree Lawyers

Grand larceny to the third degree can be a serious crime in New York. It happens whenever you have stolen property that has a value of $3,000 or more. The property could also be stealing an ATM. Under the New York Penal Code, larceny gets defined as someone else stealing another individual’s property. The property stolen might be money, computer data, personal property, electricity, gas or anything else of value. What gets stolen will determine whether it classifies as a misdemeanor or what’s known as grand larceny. The value will determine what degree the person gets charged with.

Petit Larceny and Other Cases

Petit larceny will classify as a Class A misdemeanor. The property value will be of $1,000 or less, which classifies as petit larceny through New York Law. All the other charges will be considered grand larceny, and they’re all a felony. This happens when the property value goes over $1,000. The legislature will decide that the theft has been a serious enough crime to be considered a felony. Some of the types of property that could be stolen might include:

  • Secret scientific materials
  • Debit cards and credit cards
  • Firearms
  • Property from extortion
  • Religious documents with a $100 value
  • Something that steals telephone services

Under any of these circumstances, the individual will automatically be charged with grand larceny. If the property value goes over $3,000, but it still remains lower than $50,000, the charge will be classified as grand larceny to the third degree. Anyone stealing from ATM machines will be charged with a minimal of grand larceny to the third degree. Nevertheless, people who were charged with larceny in the past will face even more serious charges. For example, they might get aggravated grand larceny. This classifies as a felony, and it carries a potential prison sentence of 15 years in the federal penitentiary.

What does Property Mean?

You could define property under a broad category of different things. This all falls under the grand larceny statute. You might call this real property, money, computer data, personal property, water, gas or electricity. It could be anything of value, in fact. If the theft involves properties like a debit card, credit card or secret scientific material, it will classify as fourth-degree grand larceny even when the property’s value is under $1,000.

Assessing the Value

The value of what you have stolen will play a big role in the type of charge you might face. As a prosecutor, he might look for the highest possible value a person has stolen so that they will face the most serious of a crime. However, under the New York Penal Code, the property value will be determined in a specific manner. For example, it depends on the overall property’s market value and where the theft took place. Under another circumstance, the value gets determined by what the replacement cost looks like.

Grand larceny can carry a serious sentence, and you should never gamble with your future at stake. Call Spodek Law Group for the most adequate of defenses. We will fight for you to help you receive a more agreeable prison sentence. If you’re a first time offender, we might be able to convince the judge to give you a lighter sentence, and in other cases, we will look at the various laws to see if we can’t help you out of a tricky situation. If you were arrested for third-degree grand larceny, call us today at 888-997-5177! We will be there for you.

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