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What Is the Definition of Larceny in New York?

Theft, also known as larceny, occurs any time a person takes something without the owner’s permission, usually without any intent to return it. Depending on the amount stolen and whether or not it can or will be returned, these crimes can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. In order to avoid being convicted on criminal charges, you need to get help from an experienced Rockland County criminal defense lawyer.

Larceny can include the unlawful taking of:

  • Property, such as in cases of shoplifting or burglary

  • Money, as in cases of embezzlement

  • Labor, such as refusing to pay for services rendered

  • Real property, such as the sale of homes you do not own

People make mistakes. Taking property that does not belong to you, whether knowingly or unknowingly, is one of those mistakes, and it can have serious consequences depending on the circumstances. If you were arrested on charges of non-violent theft, also known as larceny, you need to retain the services of an experienced Rockland County larceny defense lawyer. At The Law Office of Jonathan B. Ripps, we can help you build a case to defend yourself and move on from your charges. You don’t have to let a mistake destroy your chances at a prosperous future.

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How We Can Help

With over 20 years of experience, Attorney Johnathan B. Ripps has the insights and understanding of how to help you tell your side of the story. In some cases, simply returning the property is enough to have charges reduced.

Other defense strategies include:

  • The property was yours to begin with

  • You did not commit theft, or no theft was committed

  • The owner gave consent

  • You were tricked into taking something unlawfully

  • You were not in your right mind when the act occurred

Even though larceny may not be the most serious crime, it can still have serious consequences. Having a criminal record can follow you throughout your life and affect your prospects for jobs, housing, and more. We don’t believe that someone’s entire life should be thrown off track like that and will do whatever it takes to fight for your charges to be reduced—if not dropped entirely.

Let The Law Office of Jonathan B. Ripps help you build a case to protect your future. Attorney Jonathan B. Ripps has been to trial many times, and is not afraid to take your case as far as it needs to go to help you obtain a favorable outcome. Attorney Jonathan B. Ripps is also a former prosecutor who understands how to build clients a strong defense tailored to their needs and preferences. Don’t hesitate to seek out the legal counsel and representation you deserve.