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California Larceny Defense Lawyers for the LGBT Community

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Legal Definition of Larceny

Larceny is the act of taking away another individual’s personal property illegally, ultimately denying the owner of its ownership. Larceny differs from theft or robbery because the property is originally given consensually, but is then not returned, continually deprived from the rightful owner. Larceny can be considered either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the value on the item taken. Contacting a skilled criminal lawyer is the essential first step in defending yourself if you’ve been charged with larceny. If you have been charged with larceny, a local lawyer can help you defend your case. Contact Pride Legal’s network of Larceny Defense Lawyers.

Elements of Larceny in California

According to California Penal Code 484, to prove that the defendant is, in fact, guilty of this crime, an attorney must prove that:

  1. The defendant took ownership of someone else’s personal property
  2. The defendant took the property without the permission of the owner
  3. The defendant took the property away from the owner with the intention of depriving or removing the owner’s possession permanently or for a long period of time.
  4. The defendant moved the property, no matter the distance, and retained it for a certain amount of time.

There are typically two types of larceny charges: Petit and Grand. Petit larceny is considered a misdemeanor, while grand larceny is considered a felony.

Penalties for Larceny in California

Petit larceny simply signifies illicitly taking property of smaller or lesser amount of money. Theft of $1,000 or below is considered a petit larceny in the state of California. On the other hand, grand larceny typically refers to amounts of money that are greater than $1,000.

If convicted as a first-time offender, the penalties you may face include:

  • A maximum of 6 months in jail
  • Fines of up to $1,000
  • Or both

Experienced Larceny Lawyers Serving the LGBT Community

The larceny lawyers at Pride Legal in Los Angeles will thoroughly investigate your case and do whatever we can to fight for your rights. The more time you allow a criminal defense attorney to prepare for your case, the stronger your case will be. Facing a criminal charge like larceny is a serious offense. The larceny defense attorneys at Pride Legal will aggressively work towards seeking the justice you want and deserve. Some of the claims we may use in your case include:

  • A claim of ownership or right of possession
  • The inaccuracy of fact or law
  • Owner’s permission
  • Entrapment
  • Intoxication resulting in a lack of intent to steal

Pride Legal is committed to doing what it takes to successfully represent you.

Contact Pride Legal

If you or a loved one has been charged with larceny, we invite you to contact us at Pride Legal for legal counseling or any further questions. To protect your rights, hire someone who understands them.

Contact a California LGBT Larceny Defense Lawyer today through Pride Legal to receive a free case consultation. 

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