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 NY Penal Law, is one of the most common white collar felony crimes prosecuted in New York City and the metropolitan area. 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 from Manhattan and Queens to Brooklyn and Westchester.
As noted above, Grand Larceny can be based in numerous theories and degrees. As a result, one charged with this crime in New York can face a maximum sentence of up to four years in state prison for Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree to a maximum term of twenty five years in prison for Grand Larceny in the First Degree. The following are types or theories of Grand Larceny that one may be charged with. For information as to the degree of the offense, elements of the crime and potential punishment follow the respective links.
- 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
This Grand Larceny list is not an exclusive directory of all Grand Larceny crimes, but some of the more common theories, subsections and types of felony theft offenses. There is no blanket defense for any allegation of Grand Larceny. You, along with your criminal defense attorney, must implement a defense keeping in mind both the elements of the particular Grand Larceny 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 your retention of a New York criminal defense attorney or hiring an inexperienced lawyer. Whether you are being investigated by law enforcement or you have already been arrested, the New York criminal defense lawyers and 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.
For further information on theft offense including Grand Larceny, please review the Theft Offense section of our criminal law blog. For further information about some of the Grand Larceny cases handled by Crotty Saland PC and the associated results, please review the Case Result section of the website and blog.
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