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A Manhattan Grand Larceny Lawyer can tell you that the crime of Grand Larceny involves the taking of an item that has a monetary value of over $1,000. This is a very common crime, not only in New York but throughout the U.S. If the item stolen is under $1,000., the crime is considered Petit Larceny. The legal penalties for Grand Larceny are serious, so it is important that you ensure that your rights are protected. You could be facing jail, substantial fines, and probation. Contact a Manhattan Grand Larceny Lawyer from our team right away for assistance.

Grand Larceny is generally defined in NY Penal Law section 155.00. There are four subcategories of the crime, in the first through the 4th degree. Which particular category will apply depends on the dollar amount of the item stolen.

NY Penal Law Section 155.30 - Grand Larceny in the 4th: This law applies if the item stolen is valued under $2999.99, but at least $1,000. It also includes the taking of a firearm, or taking a public record or item of religious worship. It is a class E felony offense.

NY Penal Law Section 155.35 – Grand Larceny is the 3d Degree: This law applies if the item stolen is worth $49,999.99 or less, but not under $3,000. It is a class D felony offense.

NY Penal Law Section 155.40 – Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree: A person is guilty of this crime where the property taken is higher than $50,000., but not over $999,999. It is a class C felony offense.

NY Penal Law Section 155.42 – Grand Larceny in the 1st Degree: A person is guilty of this crime if the property is valued at $1,000,000. or more. This crime is class B felony offense.

The dollar amounts involved with the crime of Grand Larceny are cumulative, unlike other theft crimes. If a defendant takes $1,000. from another for 50 days for instance, the crime would be categorized as Grand Larceny in the 2 degree. On the other hand if the defendant committed Burglary by entering a dwelling at taking $1,000. for 50 days, the defendant can be charged with 50 counts of Burglary.

Being charged with a theft crime is serious, and can bring life changing consequences to the offender. This not a time to take chances with your future, so contact a Manhattan Criminal Lawyer from our office for legal guidance. Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC will be able to answer you questions and lay out your legal options for you. Whether you have been charged with Shoplifting, robbery, a white collar crime, burglary, or Credit Card Theft, we can help. We will also provide you with a free consultation. We have office locations not only in Manhattan, but throughout New York City including locations in Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island. We also have offices located in Westchester County, and Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island. Call us today for an appointment at 800.696.9529.

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