New York Theft Crime Attorney
Strategic Defense Against Criminal Allegations
If you have been accused of larceny in New York, find the representation you need at Kenneth E. Belkin, Esq. Instead of pleading guilty or accepting the first plea offer that comes your way, rely on an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you make the right decision for your future. Ken Belkin has extensive experience fighting to protect the rights of those accused of theft and has a proven track record of case dismissals.
He can defend you against all types of theft crime charges, including:
- Identity theft
- Credit card theft
- Auto theft
Get a New York theft crime lawyer on your side by calling (718) 395-6755 now.
Theft Crime Classifications
In New York, theft is defined as taking property that is not rightfully yours with intent to deprive the owner of its possession. Theft, or larceny, can take several forms, including acquiring lost property, larceny by trick, issuing a bad check, obtaining property by false pretenses, and taking property by extortion.
Like most states, New York classifies theft offenses according to the value of the property involved. Lower-level offenses are referred to as “petit larceny,” or “petty theft.” Charged as a Class A misdemeanor, this crime involves the unlawful taking of property that is valued under $1,000. When the property is worth more than $1,000, the charges are elevated to “grand larceny,” which can be a Class E, D, C, or B felony.
Penalties for Theft Crimes
The classifications and penalties for theft crimes in New York are as follows:
- Petit larceny (up to $1,000) – A Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison and a maximum fine of $1,000.
- Grand larceny in the fourth degree ($1,000 - $3,000) – A Class E felony punishable by up to four years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000.
- Grand larceny in the third degree ($5,000 - $50,000) – A Class D felony punishable by up to seven years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000.
- Grand larceny in the second degree ($50,000 - $1,000,000) – A Class B felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a maximum fine of $15,000.
- Grand larceny in the first degree ($1,000,000+) – A Class A felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison and a maximum fine of $30,000.
Providing Aggressive Litigation to His Clients
Whether this is your first offense, or you have been charged with theft before, you need a dependable legal team that can fight to get your charges reduced or dismissed. When you work with Kenneth E. Belkin, Esq., you can have peace of mind knowing you have a representative who is doing everything possible to get the results you deserve. Ken Belkin ensures that your needs, your interests, and your rights remain front and center throughout the entirety of your case.