Understanding New York Theft Charges
Grand larceny can be broadly defined as theft where the property stolen has a value in excess of $1,000. Grand larceny can result in large fines and imprisonment.
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The total value of an item you are accused of stealing will often determine the severity of the criminal charges. Even first offenses carry significant penalties and collateral consequences. Any investigation or charge related to grand larceny must be taken seriously.
Types Of Grand Larceny
The state of New York stratifies grand larceny into four degrees based on severity and circumstances of the crime.
Fourth Degree — Grand larceny in the fourth degree is the theft of property valued over $1,000; theft of credit or debit cards; or theft of things like documents and firearms. If convicted, you face the possibility of jail, probation, and severe fines.
Third degree — Grand larceny in the third degree is the theft of property valued between $3,000 and $50,000. If convicted, you face a sentence between two and seven years in jail.
Second degree — Grand larceny in the second degree is the theft of property valued between $50,000 and $1 million. If convicted, even first time offenders face the possibility of a jail sentence between five and 15 years.
First degree — Grand Larceny in the first degree is the theft of property valued over $1 million. If convicted, sentences can be as high as 25 years of jail time.
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