Norfolk Criminal Defense Attorney, Jamilah D. LeCruise | LeCruise Law Represents People Charged with Larceny Offenses
Aggressive Defense in General District and Circuit Court | Defending People Charged with Shoplifting, Burglary, and Other Property Crimes
In Virginia, there are a number of larceny and fraud crimes, which are classified as crimes against property. They range from misdemeanor to serious felonies and carry a wide range of penalties, which can include significant incarceration and heavy fines. Witnesses involved can range from regular citizens and law enforcement officers to loss prevention staff and even expert appraisers. Challenging each of these witnesses and, in many cases, challenging their credibility, requires a special set of skills and expertise. The elements of each larceny offense differ and the Commonwealth’s Attorney is required to prove these elements beyond a reasonable doubt in order to get a conviction against you.
One of the common distinctions that are particular to Virginia is the difference between misdemeanor and felony larceny.
A person is guilty of petit larceny if they:
- Commit larceny from the person of another of money or other thing of value less than $5 OR
- Commit simple larceny not from the person of another of goods valued at less than $200
Petit larceny is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
A person is guilty of grand larceny if they:
- Commit larceny from the person of another of money or other thing of value of $5 or more OR
- Commit simple larceny not from the person of another of goods valued at $200 or more OR
- Commit simple larceny not from the person of another of any firearm, regardless of the firearm’s value
Grand larceny is punishable by confinement in jail for a period not exceeding twelve months or a fine of not more than $2500, either or both OR imprisonment in a state correctional facility of not less than one nor more than twenty years.
LeCruise Law defends people charged with larceny crimes including but not limited to:
- Petit Larceny
- Petit Larceny Third or Subsequent Offense
- Grand Larceny
- Grand Larceny of an Automobile
- Larceny with the Intent to Sell
- Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle
- Receiving Stolen Goods
- Possession of Burglary Tools
- Obtaining Money by False Pretenses
- Credit Card Theft and Credit Card Fraud
- Forgery and Uttering
- Breaking and Entering (Burglary)
In these cases, you need an attorney who will serve as your advocate in court. You need a shoplifting lawyer or burglary attorney who is knowledgeable of the defenses available to you and who is familiar with how to argue them effectively in your favor. You need an attorney who will fight for you.
When you are charged with a larceny offense in a Hampton Roads court, contact our office for a consultation so that we can discuss your options and start building your defense. Call 757-627-5215.