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Theft Crime Defense in New York

The crime of theft involves taking items or something of value from a store or individual without their permission and without intention of giving it back. These crimes may consist of a number of different offenses including, shoplifting, grand theft, and robbery. Charges of theft of any kind can become complicated cases, requiring the representation of a skilled and aggressive criminal defense attorney.

Types of Theft Crimes

The crime of shoplifting generally involves stealing items from a store that are less than $1,000 in value; this crime is often charged as petty larceny, which is a Class A misdemeanor and carries penalties of fines, restitution, and up to a year in jail among others. The crime of grand larceny involves theft of items valued at $1,000 or more. There are four degrees of grand larceny charges, and depending on your prior criminal record and your ability to pay restitution, you could face any one of these charges for grand larceny.

The four degrees include:

  • Fourth-degree grand theft is a Class E felony that carries up to four years in prison.
  • A charge in the third degree is a Class D felony, which carries up to 7 years in prison.
  • Second-degree charges are Class C felonies and carry up to 15 years.
  • First-degree offense is a Class B felony, which carries up to 25 years for conviction.

The crime of robbery involves taking items from an individual's immediate person through force or fear. This is considered a violent crime and has three degrees of severity. Robbery in the third degree is the least serious and generally involves one person committing the crime without a weapon; this crime carries up to seven years in prison for a conviction. Second-degree robbery is a Class C violent felony and carries up to 15 years in prison; it is generally committed when a group robs another. First-degree robbery involves robbery with a deadly weapon and is a Class B violent felony, which carries up to 25 years for conviction.

Let a Rochester criminal defense attorney help you!

If you have been arrested and charged with the crime of robbery, then you need skilled representation from a Livingston County criminal defense attorney on your side to aggressively fight these charges and pursue a favorable outcome. At Van Allen & Hoffmann, LLP, we understand the severity of the situation that you face.

Contact us today to discuss your case and to begin pursuing the results that you need for your future.

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