The Blanch Law Firm provides seasoned criminal defense for clients facing Grand Larceny charges. Our defense team, comprised of former New York prosecutors and former big-firm attorneys is dedicated to securing the best possible results for those charged with Grand Larceny.
We apply a team of five criminal defense lawyers to each and every case we handle, affording our clients the benefit of over 50 years of combined criminal litigation experience. We have established a solid track of record of Favorable Theft Case Results for our clients, as demonstrated in the following recent victories for our attorneys:
■Our client, who was charged with six counts of Grand Larceny, was also facing an additional six Forgery counts. Despite an allegation that our client had made a full confession to both grand larceny and Forgery charges, we managed to obtain dismissal of all counts.
■Our client was charged with Grand Larceny in the Second Degree (meaning theft of property amounting to more than $50,000.00 in value) and faced mandatory jail time. We got the charge dismissed.
Grand Larceny Defined
Larceny means a wrongful taking of property. According to Penal Law Section (or Article) 155.05, Larceny occurs when, with intent to deprive the owner, an individual appropriates to himself, obtains, or withholds the property from another person. Grand Larceny simply means committing the same wrong on a larger scale (hence the term “Grand” Larceny). In New York, Grand Larceny charges are brought against defendants when alleged thefts total $1,000 or more. Petit Larceny (misdemeanor) charges are brought against those whose alleged theft is less than $1,000.
Grand Larceny charges are a function of the value of stolen property: if the amount exceeds $1 million, it’s Grand Larceny in the First Degree; if the amount is more than $50,000.00 but less than $1 million, it’s Grand Larceny in the Second Degree; if the amount exceeds $3,000.00 but less than $50,000.00, it’s Grand Larceny in the Third Degree; and if the amount exceeds S1,000.00 but less than $3,000.00, or the property consists of credit cards, firearms, public records, or certain technology, it’s Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree. Grand Larceny Sentencing depends on the nature of the charge and other factors, such as criminal history and ability to pay back restitution.
Grand Larceny & Related Charges
Grand Larceny can occur through Extortion. The Blanch Law Firm recently won a resounding victory for a client who was charged in state court with embezzling $188,000.00 of his employer’s money. If convicted after trial, our client faced a sentence of at least one year in jail. Through skillful pre-trial negotiation, we secured a disposition requiring no jail time whatsoever for the client.
Larceny is related to the crime of Extortion, which means a taking by means of threats to cause physical injury to a person or property. According to Penal Law Section (or Article) 155.05, extortion occurs when a person is compelled to give up property as a result of fear instilled by a perpetrator that the person will suffer physical injury or damage to his/her property, or that the perpetrator will either:
■Cause criminal proceedings to be instituted against that person;
■Expose a secret, thereby causing that person to be subjected to hatred, contempt, or ridicule;
■Foment a boycott or strike to interfere with that person’s business;
■Testify against that person or withhold testimony regarding that person’s valid legal defense in court proceedings;
■Perform any act calculated to harm that person materially with respect to his health, safety, business, professional career, financial condition reputation or personal relationships.
Your Best Defense is a Strong, Proactive Offense.
If you are facing Grand Larceny and/or Extortion charges, don’t wait to consult the seasoned defense attorneys at The Blanch Law Firm. Turning to the Blanch Law Firm is your best defense.
To arrange an initial consultation, Contact The Blanch Law Firm by calling 646-797-4820.