The attorneys at McCabe Martin Coleman & Ventosa represent clients arrested for theft charges throughout Dutchess County, Ulster County, Putnam County, Orange County, Greene County, and Columbia County. The act of taking another person’s property without permission is known as theft, but in New York is referred to officially as “Larceny.” “Petit Larceny” is theft of property valued at less than $1,000 and is a Misdemeanor. Theft of property valued at $1,000 or more, or certain specified items such as credit cards, is a felony charge referred to as “Grand Larceny.” In New York, people who are accused of Larceny face serious penalties including incarceration, large fines, and probation. A Larceny conviction can linger like a dark cloud over a person, affecting job searches and personal relationships even after a person has “paid their debt.”
John Ventosa, our New York Larceny attorney understands the severe consequences of Larceny convictions and is prepared to fight for your rights and your freedom. As a former Dutchess County Senior Assistant Public Defender, John Ventosa has a keen perspective on how Larceny crimes are prosecuted in Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities. Now, as a seasoned criminal defense attorney, John uses this extensive knowledge to aggressively defend those he represents.
If you or someone you love has been charged with Larceny, you need to speak with our dedicated New York Larceny lawyer immediately to start building your defense. Every day you wait is another day the prosecution can get ahead of you. Schedule a free consultation today to learn how our skilled legal team can help you and your family during this difficult time.
Common Types of Crimes Our New York Theft Defense Law Firm Handles
Our New York theft defense law firm represents clients in all types of cases, including those accused of:
Every case we handle is unique, so we will tailor a theft defense strategy that addresses the specific circumstances of your case. For example, you may have unknowingly taken an item, or you may have a rightful claim to the property.
If found guilty of Petit Larceny, you might face heavy fines, probation, or even up to one year in County Jail, in addition to other sentencing requirements. A Grand Larceny conviction carries a possible sentence of New York State Prison.
Schedule a free consultation with our loyal New York theft lawyer today so we can begin building the defense you deserve.
Credit Card Theft
Credit card theft in New York State is considered Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree - a class E felony.
People who are convicted of credit card theft can face time in prison in addition to large fines. Whether you have been falsely accused of credit card theft, caught up in a misunderstanding, or just found yourself in over your head, you need an experienced New York defense lawyer to help you understand the charges you are facing and your options for fighting them.
Facing shoplifting charges in New York? Contact criminal defense attorney John Ventosa today for a free consultation. Shoplifting can be charged as either Petit Larceny or Grand Larceny, depending on the value of the items stolen. . Behaviors that may lead to a shoplifting charge include hiding a smaller object inside a larger object, direct theft, and changing price tags. The severity of the consequences associated with a conviction is dependent largely upon the retail value of the property that was taken.
Shoplifting incidents can occur from many different events, and often arise as a result of a misunderstanding or a simple error. For more information, you can read more about the types of shoplifting in New York here. In many cases there can be significant obstacles to the prosecution’s case due to a lack of clear and conclusive evidence. A knowledgeable defense lawyer can help to cast doubt upon the prosecution’s version of events, or plea bargain for a lesser charge when appropriate.
How Can a New York Theft Defense Lawyer Help You?
It is extremely important to speak with a seasoned New York theft attorney as soon as possible if you or a loved one is facing a theft charge. That’s because there are many opportunities for a dedicated criminal defense lawyer to fight for your rights and negotiate to get the charges reduced or dropped, if the lawyer is on your case from the start.
Some of the ways our skilled legal team can help include:
If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, you need to hire an experienced New York theft lawyer as soon as possible to get to work on your case. At McCabe Martin Coleman & Ventosa PLLC, our dedicated legal team will seize every opportunity to fight for your rights both before and during trial.
Schedule a free, no obligation consultation with our seasoned criminal defense team today by calling or filling out our online contact form.