Maybe you were arrested for Embezzlement after you stole $10,000 from your company by making unauthorized transactions on a credit card or by withdrawing cash from an account. Maybe you were at Macys and tried to walk out with a dress, suit or other clothes with a value of $3,500. Even worse, maybe you had access to artwork and stole a painting worth $35,000. What charges will you face? How much prison or jail are you looking at? Is there a way to "walk away?" Make no mistake. You will certainly need the assistance of a New York criminal lawyer experienced in theft crimes.
In the above scenarios, among many potential crimes, the theft or larceny offense you would be charged with is Grand Larceny in the Third Degree (New York Penal Law 155.35). You are guilty of NY PL 155.35 if you steal property that has a value north of $3,000, but no more than $50,000. Grand Larceny in the Third Degree is a "D" felony.
In addition to the collateral consequences to your career and immigration status, a "D" felony is punishable by up to two and one third to seven years in state prison for a first time offender. Fortunately, however, a first time offender can receive a non-prison or jail sentence. If you are a predicate felon, then there is a mandatory minimum of two to four years in state prison and maximum of three and one half to seven years in prison.
Because of the potential for serious incarceration, if you are charged with Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, trying to resolve the case prior to indictment is something you should consider. A fairly intensive conversation about with your attorney about your defenses should not commence after an indictment is handed down. The New York criminal lawyers and former Manhattan prosecutors at Crotty Saland PC have successfully represented clients investigated and arrested for NY PL 155.35. Whether mitigating the allegations or facing them head on, implement your defense as early and assertively as possible. Waiting to do so can compound an already serious situation.
For an enormous amount of valuable material on New York's theft and larceny crimes, please review our website. Additional information, including analysis of statutes, relevant case law and cases in the news can be found on the NewYorkCriminalLawyerBlog.Com and the NewYorkTheftAndLarcenyLawyersBlog.Com. Once you have educated yourself with a basic and general understanding of the law, contact Crotty Saland PC so you can begin the fight to preserve your future.
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