Grand Larceny Weapon
Prosecutors in New York City and the surrounding suburbs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Westchester and Rockland) have a zero tolerance policy for any case that involves weapon or firearm possession. Make no mistake. New York has some of the toughest laws in the books as it relates to weapons. This policy has transferred over to the Grand Larceny Statute. In fact, pursuant to New York Penal Law 155.30(7), if you steal property and that property consists of one or more firearms, rifles or shotguns, you can be charged with a felony punishable by up to four years in prison. To make matters worse, if you possess that firearm without a permit and it is loaded, you may also be charged with a "C" felony punishable by up to fifteen years in prison with a mandatory minimum sentence of three and one half years in prison.
Similar to Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree as it relates to motor vehicles, Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree as it relates to firearms and other weapons bumps up an otherwise misdemeanor crime to a felony offense. If, for example, you steal a computer worth $900, that crime is only a misdemeanor pursuant to New York Penal Law 155.25. If you steal a $900 firearm, the crime is now a violation of New York Penal Law 155.30(7) and automatically a felony punishable by up to four years in prison. The severity of this offense is clear.
If you are charged with Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree pursuant to New York Penal Law 155.30(7), contact the New York criminal defense lawyers and former Manhattan prosecutors at Crotty Saland PC to work with you to immediately set your defense into motion.
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