A theft crime conviction can be devastating to a person’s future and reputation. If you’re currently facing theft crime charges of any kind, including shoplifting, robbery, check fraud, identity theft, or otherwise, you can have confidence in your decision to turn to a seasoned Queens theft crime lawyer from Vasiliou Law to fight for you, every step of the way.
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Theft crimes in New York are crimes that involve taking or possessing property that belongs to someone else without their consent and with the intent to deprive them of it. Theft crimes can be classified into different categories depending on the type and value of the property involved. Some of the most common types of theft crimes that we see are as follows:
If you’re accused of committing any of the aforementioned crimes (or any other theft-related crime), you need a competent Queens theft crime lawyer who can fiercely defend your rights and future.
The first thing you should understand is that larceny is the crime of depriving the lawful owner of their property without their consent. That said, the key factor in separating larceny from robbery is the use of force. If there was no use of force, the individual will likely be charged with larceny. If there was a use of force, the individual will likely face robbery charges. The penalties for larceny charges in New York State are as follows:
In New York State, robbery is broken down into three degrees. Robbery in the third degree is when a person takes property from another using force, but without any other aggravating factors, such as using a weapon. Robbery in the third degree is a class D felony and can warrant up to seven years of incarceration.
Robbery in the second degree is when a person forcibly steals property from another person and one of the following conditions applies:
If you are found guilty of robbery in the second degree, a class C felony, you’ll most likely face up to 15 years of incarceration.
Finally, robbery in the first degree is when a person forcibly steals property from another person and one of the following conditions applies:
Robbery in the first degree is a class B felony that can warrant up to 25 years of incarceration.
The penalties for theft crimes of all types are severe, which is why you should never face them alone. Don’t wait–contact a dedicated Queens theft crime lawyer from Vasiliou Law today to schedule your free case evaluation with our dedicated criminal defense firm. We are here to fight for you, every step of the way.