Petit Larceny / Petty Larceny / Shoplifting / Penal Law Section 155.25.
Petit larceny is defined as the theft of property where the value of the property stolen does not exceed $1,000.
This is classified as a class A misdemeanor under New York State law.
Understanding the Seriousness of Theft Crimes in New York State
Theft crimes, regardless of their level, are treated with utmost seriousness in New York State. Petit Larceny, despite being the lowest level theft charge, is a class A misdemeanor. A conviction carries with it a criminal record that can adversely affect various aspects of your life, including your career, immigration status, and future opportunities. To maximize your chances of reduced charges or even a case dismissal, the expertise of a seasoned criminal defense attorney is indispensable.
Attorney Ronald S. Cook – Your Defender Against Criminal Charges
Ronald S. Cook, a seasoned criminal defense attorney, is committed to aggressively defending your case to secure the most favorable outcome. Understanding the intricacies of criminal law in New York, he offers a strategic and robust defense tailored to your unique situation. Call Today for a Case Evaluation.
What Constitutes Petit Larceny in New York State?
In New York, Petit Larceny involves the unlawful acquisition of property or services valued at no more than $1,000. It often goes hand-in-hand with a charge for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree. Both are class A misdemeanors, potentially leading to up to one year in jail, fines, community service, or probation.
Examples of larceny include:
- Larceny by trick or embezzlement
- Obtaining property through false pretenses
- Issuing a bad check
- Workplace theft
- Property extortion
Addressing a Range of Theft Crimes in New York State
The Law Office of Ronald S. Cook provides comprehensive defense services against all types of theft crimes, ranging from misdemeanors to class B felonies. These include:
- Petit Larceny
- Grand Larceny
- Identity Theft
- Theft of Services
Contact The Law Office of Ronald S. Cook
Don’t underestimate the potential consequences of a theft charge, no matter the value of the stolen item. A larceny charge can significantly impact your current situation and future prospects. With an experienced lawyer like Ronald S. Cook, you stand a better chance of an effective defense.
Schedule a Consultation Today and let Attorney Cook start working on your case immediately.
CLICK HERE to contact the law firm.
CLICK HERE for information regarding books published by Attorney Ronald S. Cook.