Whether by Embezzlement, Fraud, Extortion or outright theft based on value, Grand Larceny in New York, pursuant to sections 155.30, 155.35, 155.40 and 155.42 of the New York Penal Law, is one of the most common White Collar felony crimes prosecuted in New York City and the metropolitan area from Manhattan to Poughkeepsie, White Plains to Queens and Brooklyn to Ramapo. While no New York criminal defense attorney can say they have "seen it all," the criminal defense lawyers at Crotty Saland PC have successfully represented clients accused of Grand Larceny in the tens of thousands to multiple millions of dollars in courthouses throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley and District Attorney’s Office’s with jurisdiction over the same.
As noted above, prosecutors can pursue Grand Larceny charges based on numerous theories and in varying degrees of severity. As a result, a person charged with this crime in New York can face a maximum penalty of up to four years in state prison for Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, PL 155.30, to a maximum term of twenty-five years in prison for Grand Larceny in the First Degree, PL 155.42. The following are theories of Grand Larceny that one may be charged with irrespective of the degree. Keep in mind, however, that regardless of what “type” of Grand Larceny the District Attorney or Attorney General pursues, you must address other crimes of equal or more serious exposure that you may ultimately face either at the time of your arrest or when your case is presented to a Grand Jury. Your criminal defense lawyer should have both the knowledge and skill to examine the facts and evidence in your case to properly advise you in potential crimes and collateral consequences.
- Grand Larceny & Embezzlement Based on Value of Stolen Property
- Grand Larceny of a Credit Cards & Debit Cards
- Grand Larceny from the Person (the "Pickpocket" Statute)
- Grand Larceny by Extortion or Blackmail
- Grand Larceny of a Vehicle
- Grand Larceny of a Firearm
- Grand Larceny Sentencing Guidelines
The directory of Grand Larceny theories and crimes listed above is not a comprehensive list of all Grand Larceny offenses in New York State but some of the more common subsections and types of felony thefts. Just as there is not just one catchall Grand Larceny crime, there is no blanket defense for a New York Grand Larceny arrest, indictment or trial. You, along with your Grand Larceny criminal defense lawyer, must implement a defense keeping in mind both the elements of the particular Grand Larceny you face along with the evidence in the prosecution's control. Although it may be difficult for you to comprehend what your defense may be, do not compound an already bad situation by either delaying retaining your criminal lawyer or hiring inexperienced counsel. Whether you are being investigated by law enforcement or internally by your employer, or you have already been arrested and bailed out post arraignment by a New York criminal court judge, the former Manhattan prosecutors at Crotty Saland PC will work with you to not only fight for your liberty and freedom, but to protect your integrity and livelihood.
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Remember, whether a crime is White Collar in nature or a violent offense, the NYPD in New York City or any other police agency in the State of New York must still adhere to the law. If law enforcement executed search warrants at your home, place of business or bank, you were interrogated without properly being advised of your rights, or simply there is a misunderstanding to a complex financial situation. You have rights and your failure to exercise the protections given to you under the law can, and often will, lead you to a regrettable and debilitating end. Be smart and proactive. Educate yourself on the crimes of Grand Larceny and related offenses. When faced with felony prosecution and incarceration, your best defense is experience, advocacy and knowledge.
For further information on theft crimes, please visit Crotty Saland PC’s dedicated New York theft crimes website at NewYorkTheftAndLarcenyLawyers.Com or review the Theft Offense section of our criminal law blog. For further information about Grand Larceny cases handled by Crotty Saland PC and the successful results of our advocacy and counsel, please review the Case Result section of the website and blog.
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