New York is a shopping paradise for many, with stores ranging from high-end designer boutiques to local mom & pop grocery stores. However, an increased number of stores carries an increased risk for shoplifting, or larceny.
Maybe you just forgot to pay for something small and walked straight out the store. Maybe you desperately needed some food for your children when you had no money. Nonetheless, you ended up in the back of a police vehicle, arrested for shoplifting and charged with larceny. What should you do?
In New York, larceny can be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony. The severity of your larceny charges depends on the value of the items you take. According to New York Penal Law Section 155, maximum fines and prison time will vary for each specific case. In the worst case scenario, you may face penalties up to 25 years in jail. You definitely would not want this as your sentence.
When facing larceny charges, you will be at a serious disadvantage without an attorney at your side. This is why you should hire me as your lawyer to fight your larceny and shoplifting charges. I have had plenty of success handling cases ranging from the simple misdemeanor to the more serious felony. Depending on the severity of your charges, I can usually get you acquitted with no jail time and no criminal record. Contact me today to schedule a free initial consultation!