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Comprehensive Defense for Theft Crimes: Burglary, Robbery, and More

When confronted with theft-related charges in the state of New York, the consequences can be severe, including restitution, fines, and lengthy imprisonment. Theft or larceny offenses encompass different degrees, each with its specific penalties, legal intricacies, and sentencing guidelines outlined in the state's Penal Code.

To safeguard your rights and secure a favorable outcome in your trial, it is imperative to seek the services of a qualified New York criminal defense lawyer promptly if you or your organization faces theft charges. Failing to obtain proper representation could jeopardize your chances of achieving a favorable resolution.

Types of Theft Charges

In New York, theft charges encompass various distinct categories involving the unlawful transfer of goods, services, or funds from one individual or group to another. Common terms associated with these crimes include larceny, burglary, robbery, and other offenses, all of which necessitate the expertise of a skilled NYC Federal Criminal lawyer.

Title J of the New York Penal Code organizes theft crimes into the following sections:

  • Section 155 – Larceny

  • Section 156 – Crimes Involving Computers

  • Section 158 – Welfare Fraud

  • Section 160 – Robbery

  • Section 165 – Other Offenses Related to Theft

New York takes theft-related offenses seriously, and each section includes a range of specific charges that can be brought against individuals, groups, and organizations. No matter the particular charges you face, taking swift action to secure the representation of a knowledgeable New York theft attorney following your arrest is crucial.

Theft FAQS

In New York, theft refers to the act of unlawfully taking someone else's property without their consent and with the intent to permanently deprive them of that property.

New York recognizes various theft offenses, including petty theft (also known as larceny), grand larceny, shoplifting, identity theft, burglary, robbery, embezzlement, and fraud.

The consequences of a theft conviction in New York depend on the severity of the offense and the value of the stolen property. They can range from fines and restitution to probation, community service, and imprisonment.

Yes, you can still be charged with theft in New York even if you didn't physically take the property. Aiding and abetting, conspiracy, or acting as an accomplice in the commission of a theft offense can also lead to criminal charges.

Intent is a crucial element in theft offenses. If you took something by mistake or without intent to permanently deprive the owner, it may serve as a potential defense against theft charges. Consulting with an experienced attorney is essential to present your case effectively.

Various defenses can be used in theft cases, depending on the circumstances. Common defenses may include lack of intent, mistake, consent from the owner, ownership dispute, or challenging the value or identity of the property.

Theft charges in New York can potentially be reduced or dismissed, depending on the specific circumstances of the case. A skilled attorney can evaluate the evidence, identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case, negotiate with the prosecution, and work towards achieving a favorable outcome.

The difference between petty theft and grand larceny in New York is primarily based on the value of the stolen property. Petty theft involves property worth a relatively low amount, while grand larceny applies to property with a higher value.

Yes, depending on the circumstances, you can be charged with multiple theft offenses for a single incident in New York if the prosecution believes that separate thefts occurred or if different elements of theft offenses are present.

*Disclaimer: This content is an attorney advertisement. Prior successful results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case. It is essential to consult with qualified legal professionals to understand your specific circumstances and legal options.

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