In New York State, shoplifting is taken very seriously. Though the term shoplifting is often used, the crime itself is known throughout the state as larceny. If an individual is arrested for larceny in Rockland County or throughout the state, they will be facing serious consequences upon conviction. Larceny penalties are decided heavily on the value of the property that was stolen.
Any property that was stolen at a value of $1,000 or less is known as petit larceny, which is a class A misdemeanor. Those who commit this crime are subject to up to a year of imprisonment and fines of up to $1000.
Stealing property that was valued between $1000 and $3000 is a class E felony known as grand larceny in the fourth degree. Offenders can face fines up to $5000 and up to 4 years of imprisonment.
Stealing property with a value between $3000 and $50,000 is considered grand larceny in the third degree, which is a class D felony. Offenders may face up to 7 years of imprisonment and very high fines.
Stealing property with a value between $50,000 and $1 million is considered grand larceny in the second degree, which is a class C felony. Offenders may face up to 15 years of imprisonment.
Finally, if an individual steals property that is valued over $1 million, they will be charged with grand larceny in the first degree and can face up to 25 years of imprisonment.
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.