NYC Grand Larceny Defense Lawyer

Grand Larceny. In New York, Grand Larceny generally refers to felony theft charges. If you have been accused of stealing something worth $1,000 or more, you can be charged with Grand Larceny. You can be charged with Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, 3rd Degree, 2nd Degree, 1st Degree. Each degree is charged based on the value theft with 1st degree being the most serious. Grand Larceny is often charged in connection with stolen property or stolen money such as diverted funds (embezzlement). Because it is a felony, there is significant risk of bail at the arraignment and a jail penalty. As with any felony, the danger to you is a prison sentence and the consequences of a felony conviction.

Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree

  • Common Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree cases:
    • The value is over $1,000
    • Or the property consists of a credit/debit card, taken from the person of another (theft from someone's hand), or obtained by extortion
  • Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree Penalties
    • Up to 4 Years in State Prison
    • Permanent felony conviction
    • Significant consequences for future employment, immigration, and travel
  • Common NYC Grand Larceny Cases
    • Fraud
    • Embezzlement
    • Shoplifting
    • Taking something from someone's hand or body

Grand Larceny Defense. Lance Fletcher, a former prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, has successfully handled numerous Grand Larceny Cases. We start with doing a thorough initial case evaluation designed to look for hidden defenses and weaknesses in the prosecutor's case against you. From there, we are able to fight for a dismissal or reduction of the charges to avoid conviction and any proposed jail sentence. We have successfully obtained favorable outcomes in New York Grand Larceny cases by pointing out deficiencies in the records that the police used to accuse our clients, inconsistent witnesses statements, improper valuations of property or funds allegedly stolen, and other grounds.

A small selection of our many grand larceny case results:

  • Client caught taking a luxury bag worth over $1,000 - Charged with Grand Larceny - Client admitted it and stopped while still holding it - Result: Successfully negotiated to have all charges dropped, no criminal record, client eligible to have arrest photo and arrest fingerprint record destroyed (#1853)
  • Client accused of diverting about $5,000 from one bank account to another - Charged with Grand Larceny - Case extensively covered in the press - Client admitted it -Result: We successfully negotiated a deal to have all felony charges dismissed, no jail (#1887)
  • Client was accused of Grand Larceny by a Store Employee (inside job) - Faced a possible state prison sentence - Result: Felony charges dropped, small fine (#545)
  • Client was accused of stealing over $20,000 from client's employer - Faced state prison, felony record - Result: Successfully negotiated a dismissal of all criminal charges, small fine, no criminal record (#1096)
  • Client was accused of taking money while the victim was holding it during a dispute - Client was a licensed professional and faced the permanent loss of this license - Result: Successfully negotiated a deal that avoided a criminal record and allow client to keep license, no jail (#1415)
  • Client accused of stealing over $30,000 from New York's unemployment insurance fund - Client arrested after making a written confession - Result: All criminal charges dropped, no criminal record, no jail, no probation

If you or a loved one has been charged with Grand Larceny in New York City contact us for a free case evaluation.

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