Theft Crimes

Theft Crimes in New York

Dutchess County Criminal Defense Lawyers – (845) 605-4330

The Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC can provide you with reliable, trial-tested defense representation when you have been accused of a serious theft crime. Three of our lead attorneys– Attorneys Vetrano and Farris– are former prosecutors who know both sides of the courtroom inside-and-out. Using their insight, we can defend you from any sort of theft charge or accusation.

Theft crimes are often broken down into three subcategories:

  • Burglary: The criminal act of burglary is defined as trespassing onto or into a location with the intent to steal an item or finances. If the location, building, or property is occupied at the time of the alleged theft crime, then the crime might not be considered burglary but robbery instead.
  • Larceny: New York considers larceny as the criminal act of stealing an item of worth without violence or trespass. Most larceny cases are petit larceny, which is defined as “the unlawful taking of property or services valued at no more than $1,000.” Despite the low total value of the stolen item, petit larceny still constitutes a class A misdemeanor capable of being penalized harshly.
  • Robbery: When the theft of an item or service occurs in the presence of the person who owns or controls the item or service, it is known as the theft crime of robbery. If violence or the threat of violence occurs during the robbery, the charge could be escalated to aggravated robbery or armed robbery. 

Our legal team has the know-how and knowledgeability to provide you with powerful, uncompromising representation, regardless of the details of your case. Call our Dutchess County theft crime attorneys at (845) 605-4330 today. During an initial consultation, we can discuss what defense options or strategies might be valid for your particular situation.

Let Us Protect You from Conviction & Penalties

As there are various forms of theft crimes in New York law, there are many different types of penalties. Your potential criminal punishments if you are convicted will vary depending on the details of your arrest and ongoing case.

People convicted of theft will often be penalized with:

  • Incarceration: Misdemeanor theft crimes will place the convicted individual into county jail, whereas felony theft crimes can result in incarceration in a state prison.
  • Fines: Steep fines can be implemented against someone convicted of a theft crime in New York, ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars.
  • Fees: It is common for someone convicted of theft to be sentenced to pay restitution fees to the alleged victim. Restitution fees will include the known or perceived value of the stolen service or item added on top of other costs associated with the inconvenience of temporarily or permanently being denied possession of the property.

If you do not like the sound of any of these typical criminal penalties, then you have to start thinking about how you can defeat your charges. Put our Dutchess County theft crime lawyers in your corner and get strong legal defenders on your side. We always treat our clients with the utmost respect and handle their defense cases as if we are protecting ourselves from the heavy hand of the law.

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