Types of Theft Crimes in NY: Penalties and Charges

Facing charges for a criminal offense can cause a great deal of emotional turmoil for both the accused and their family. There are a wide variety of punishments that an accused party can face depending on the specifics of the crime committed. These include anything from hefty fines to time in prison.

There are many various types of theft crimes, with a multitude of punishments depending on the crime’s degree. Finding a good defense lawyer for representation could play a key role in the outcome of the accused’s case. By choosing a member of the Petrus Law team, the accused and their family is guaranteed powerful representation for any of the following offenses committed in the within the jurisdiction of the state of New York:

Robbery: This is the crime of taking items of value from a person or their immediate presence through force or threats of violence. The accused could face serious penalties if convicted of robbery charges. Without proper representation, the accused could face a very severe sentence.

Burglary: The crime of burglary involve breaking and entering into a structure for the purpose of committing a felony. The penalties for a conviction of burglary will depend on other circumstances in the accused’s charges; in the most severe burglary situations, the accused could face up to 25 years in prison.

Petit Larceny (Theft): If one is charged with stealing items valued at less than $1,000 then the accused will face charges of petit larceny, for which they could face up to a year in jail. These crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors and are not treated as severely as grand larceny charges.

Grand Larceny: Charges of grand larceny involve stealing items valued at more than $1,000. Upon conviction of grand larceny, the accused could face penalties of up to 12 years in prison. Cases of grand larceny could have certain exceptions. For example, theft of certain items such as firearms that are valued at less than $1,000, can still result in grand larceny charges.

If you or someone you know are facing theft charges in New York, our team of professionals here at Petrus Law has what it takes to give you representation you deserve, to obtain the kind of results you need for a positive future.


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