Larceny is a general term for theft. Grand larceny, a felony, describes many kinds of large or serious thefts. Bederow Miller LLP, defends clients investigated for or charged with grand larceny.
The Greater The Value, The More Serious The Charge
In New York, stealing items valued at less than $1,000 is generally considered a petit larceny, which is charged as a misdemeanor offense. Grand larceny is charged when stolen property is worth $1,000 or more. Consequences become progressively more serious when the value of the property reaches $3,000 and $50,000.
In addition, grand larceny is also charged in cases involving:
- Theft of a public record, writing or instrument kept, filed or deposited according to law with or in the keeping of any public office or public servant
- Secret scientific material
- A credit card or debit card
- Property taken from the person, like purse snatching or pick pocketing
- The property obtained by extortion
- Access devices used to unlawfully obtain telephone service
- Motor vehicles and religious items worth at least $100
Manhattan Credit Card Theft Defense Lawyer
Credit card theft or debit card theft is considered serious enough to be charged as grand larceny regardless of whether the card is used. To learn more about this area of our practice, please visit our credit card fraud page.
To discuss your case, please contact our New York City grand larceny lawyers by email or call 212-803-1293.