Grand larceny is defined as any theft that exceeds $1,000 in value. Anything under $1,000 will be classified as a Petit Larceny and be subject to lesser charges. The charge of Grand Larceny is a very serious one, with the possibility of serious jail time and other punishments. Contact David Galison today to being working on your defense against these charges and start down the road toward clearing your name.
There are four degrees of charges under the Grand Larceny laws of New York. Each has its own maximum punishments, although sentencing is at the discretion of the judge in each case after all factors have been considered.
Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree
The least serious charge in this crime, this is a Class E felony punishable by up to 4 years in prison.
Grand Larceny in the Third Degree
This is a Class D felony and will see a punishment of up to 7 years in prison for a conviction.
Grand Larceny in the Second Degree
At this level, you are facing a Class C felony charge and the possibility of serving 15 years in prison.
Grand Larceny in the First Degree
The most serious charges possible in a grand larceny case, first degree charges are a Class B felony and can be punished by up to 25 in prison.
The charges that will be brought are at the discretion of the prosecutor, but will increase as the value of the theft is increased. Charges that are only slightly over the $1,000 threshold will typically be brought as Fourth Degree, with it increasing from there as the value goes up.
If you call our office today at 516-242-4477, we will be happy to offer you a free consultation and discuss your charges with you. We would be proud to work with you in your defense and will do everything we can to make sure your rights are served.