Poughkeepsie Theft Offenses Lawyer
At The Law Office of Kelley M. Enderley, PC, we defend against theft and
criminal offenses, including burglary, robbery and possession of stolen property. Theft
charges can lead to serious penalties upon conviction. In addition to
fines and incarceration, you will have a mark on your criminal record
that may prove detrimental to future career options. An experienced lawyer
will protect your rights and your future.
Petit Larceny And Grand Larceny
In New York, the difference between petit larceny and grand larceny is
the value of the item that was allegedly stolen. If you were accused of
stealing an item worth $1,000 or more, you will be charged with grand
larceny, which is a felony. If the item you were accused of stealing is
worth less than $1,000, you will face misdemeanor charges of petit larceny,
often referred to as petty larceny.
Our Poughkeepsie theft offenses attorney frequently handles cases involving
shoplifting from stores. Cases may also involve allegations of stealing
from vehicles. These cases may also involve theft of credit cards and
debit cards, and the use of stolen cards, which can lead to additional
charges of false impersonation.
In addition to the various penalties that will come with a conviction for
a theft charge, you may also be forced to pay restitution if you no longer
have the stolen item in your possession.
Defense Strategies In Theft Cases
When building your defense case, we will look carefully at the evidence
against you. Were you caught with the stolen property? If so, was the
search and seizure conducted correctly, or were your constitutional rights
overlooked? Were you caught on video? How clear is the video evidence?
Even if the evidence seems strong, there may be extenuating circumstances,
such as issues of drug or alcohol addiction, that may be used to secure
a better outcome.
Free Consultation: Hudson Valley Attorney For Grand And Petty Larceny
We offer a free phone consultation at 888-396-8007 or you can
email us to learn more about how we can help.