If you were caught stealing from a store, you are most likely facing larceny charges. These charges range in their severity, corresponding with the dollar amount of the property you allegedly stole. If you are convicted of larceny, it will probably have a huge impact on your life. Felony and even some misdemeanor charges may prevent you from getting the job you want, buying a house, or applying for certain loans. This is why it is so important you contact an experienced attorney who will fight for your rights. If you are accused of larceny, here are some of the questions you may have:
As stated above, the penalties correspond with the value of property stolen. New York is not known for showing mercy to those who commit larceny. Here are the penalties for larceny in New York:
Fortunately, if you are a first-time and low-level offender, you may qualify for a diversion program, which generally will not go on your record. Additionally, if you are not a repeat offender, an experienced attorney may be able to strike a plea deal which will lessen your charges. If you were unlawfully arrested or law enforcement did not follow proper procedure during your arrest, an attorney may even have your case dismissed altogether.
Kevin T. Conway has over 30 years of experience as a Spring Valley criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need a Rockland County criminal lawyer, contact our Spring Valley office for a free consultation.