New York Shoplifting and Larceny Attorneys Protecting the Rights of the Accused in Westchester County
Shoplifting & LarcenyUnder New York Law, Larceny (or theft) is governed by Penal Law Section 155.00. One of the most common offenses charged in New York is Petit Larceny, which is the theft of a good or service valued at less than $1,000.00. Petit Larceny is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of one year in jail.
Most often, Petit Larceny charges stem from incidents of shoplifting in retail stores. Many retail stores employ their own security teams in order to dissuade potential shoplifters. These security teams are empowered to hold shoplifters until police officers arrive on the scene. That said, their authority ends there. They may try to convince you to sign a confession in exchange for a promise that you will not be prosecuted criminally. They do not have authority to make this promise. Do not sign anything. Contact a New York Shoplifting Attorney immediately.
Felony Theft Attorneys in New York
Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree is the theft of a good or service valued at more than $1,000.00. Grand Larceny is a felony in New York State, and as a result, carries much more severe consequences. The penalties become more severe as the value of the goods and/or services increase.
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Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, the New York Attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC are ready to protect your rights. We represent individuals charged with theft crimes in the counties of Rockland, Westchester, Orange, Suffolk, Nassau, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. Please contact us immediately to schedule a consultation at one of our three conveniently located offices.