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Larceny Attorney in Westchester County, New York

Larceny, also known as theft, is what happens when a person takes someone else’s property with the intent to deprive them of it. Being convicted of this crime could put you at risk of criminal consequences including fines, jail time, and the struggle of having a permanent record attached to your name. If you were arrested on these charges, your freedom depends on successfully telling your side of the story. At the Law Office of Michael D. Litman, our Westchester larceny lawyer can help you obtain the best possible outcome for your situation.

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Being Convicted of a Crime

For a person to successfully be convicted of larceny, they must be able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that they took someone else’s property with criminal intent. There are many different explanations for what might have been mistaken for theft.

For example, you may be able to prove that:

  • The property was yours to be with, making you innocent of any wrongdoing

  • You returned the property in question

  • You were not in your right mind at the time of the alleged incident

  • You were unaware that the property in question was said to be stolen, such as in instances of gifting

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Fighting the charges against you takes more than just stating that you didn’t break any laws. A criminal defense lawyer can help you not only understand the laws as they apply to your case but also how you can use them to better explain what happened. The Law Office of Michael D. Litman brings over a decade of experience to each case we take.

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In the moments following your arrest, you must make sure not to make any incriminating statements to law enforcement or any prosecutors. These will work against you and can subject you to worse penalties than you may initially face.

While larceny of property under the value of $1,000 is charged as a misdemeanor, penalties for theft above that amount are charged as felonies, putting you at risk of fines of up to a million dollars and prison sentences of up to 25 years. The sooner you call our firm, the more time we will have to build an effective strategy to help you obtain the best possible outcome for your situation.

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