Defense Against Petit Larceny Charges is Possible
What is petit larceny?
The Law Office of Gordon B. Fine defends clients against petit larceny charges throughout Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties including the towns of Yorktown Heights, White Plains, Peekskill, Carmel and the surrounding communities. In New York, petit larceny occurs when an individual takes or withholds another’s property with the intent to deprive an owner of personal property for himself or a third party. In cases of petit larceny, a Class A misdemeanor, the property stolen has a value of less than $1,000. The most common example of petit larceny is shoplifting.
An experienced criminal defense attorney can be your best defense
The Law Office of Gordon B. Fine has defended clients against criminal charges since 1993. We are led by a criminal defense lawyer who also served as a Bronx Assistant District Attorney for four years; he knows how to anticipate the prosecution’s arguments and prepare your case accordingly. We apply our investigative skills to uncover all the facts related to the case and evaluate all the evidence against you. We review the criminal complaint to assess whether the allegations suit the charge. We carefully probe into the arrest process to determine whether law enforcement followed proper protocol.
If you are apprehended for petit larceny, do not confess to anything, either to store security or police when they arrive, until you speak with a lawyer who fully understands New York petit larceny law.
Penalties for petit larceny have far-reaching consequences
While petit larceny may appear to be a minor offense, the courts take it just as seriously as any other crime. The penalty for petit larceny can be up to one year in jail. If convicted, this charge remains on your criminal record forever. Every time you apply for a job, it will show up in the background check. If you are a foreign national, a charge of petit larceny may also bring consequences that may affect your status in the United States.
If charged with petit larceny, do not blindly accept the potential consequences. Let us thoroughly research the situation and evaluate the evidence against you. Then we will discuss a plan of action to minimize your risks.
Defend against petit larceny charges with the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney
The Law Office of Gordon B. Fine, located in Yorktown Heights, helps those accused of petit larceny defend themselves against the charges. Call us today at 914-245-6250 or contact us to schedule your free initial consultation. We offer MasterCard and Visa payment plans for the convenience of our clients. If this is an emergency, call us any time.