The charge of petit larceny is often referred to as shoplifting, and refers to the theft of goods that are of low monetary value. Those arrested for petit larceny may be taken into custody at the time, or may be issued a ticket to appear in court and face the charges. Either way, you will need qualified representation to ensure that your rights are protected during this process. Contact the office of David Galison today for a free consultation into your case.

There can be many different circumstances arise that result in a mistaken charge of petit larceny. Sometimes it can be a simple misunderstanding, or the mistake of an officer. Regardless of how your charges came to be, there are stiff penalties that you should fight hard to defend yourself against.

Petit larceny is a misdemeanor charge, but can still have a lasting effect on your life. You will have a criminal record if convicted, will have to pay a fine, and may have to serve some period of probation or rehabilitation. While rare, up to one year in prison is possible for more severe cases.

David Galison has worked many petit larceny cases in the past and will bring his experience to your assistance. Our office would love to take your call at 516-242-4477 and discuss the specifics of your case with you. Don’t risk going into a hearing alone and being at the mercy of the judge. Get qualified representation and put up a proper defense against these charges.