When an individual in Rockland County commits a shoplifting crime, they are facing very serious consequences. Even if a person thinks that stealing a small amount of property isn’t a big deal, the penalties can be quite severe. In New York State, shoplifters are charged with the crime of larceny. The penalties of such a crime are often determined by the value of the items that were stolen. That being said, the greater the value of stolen property, the greater the penalties that a convicted person will face.
Individuals who steal property that is worth $1000 or less will face charges of petit larceny. This crime is a class A misdemeanor and may result in fines of up to $1000 and/or up to a year in prison.
Grand larceny is a charge issued for those who are accused of stealing property valued at $1000 or more. The penalties are as follows:
- $1000-$3000 of stolen property- class E felony, fine of up to $5000 and/or up to 4 years of imprisonment
- $3,000-$50,000 of stolen property- class D felony, the potential for up to 7 years of imprisonment, and overwhelming fines
- $50,000-$1 million of stolen property- class C felony, up to 15 years of imprisonment, and overwhelming fines
- $1 million in value or greater of stolen property- class B felony, up to 25 years of imprisonment
If you have been charged with larceny in New York, contact our firm today.
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.