Petit Larceny is usually associated with shoplifting cases. You will face a charge if the the value of stolen property is $1000 or less. This is considered a Class A misdemeanor. If you are convicted you could be incarcerated for a maximum of 1 year. A probation sentence, jail followed by probation, community service, and fines are other consequences that may follow after you conviction. Now if the value of stolen property is a $100 or less the prosecutor may propose an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal (ACD). This will dismiss your case, which will be sealed after six months, as long as you stay out of trouble. After the six months the incident will no longer be part of you permanent criminal record.
Petit Larceny Attorney in Rockland County and Orange County
If you have been charged with petit larceny contact the Law Office of Reuven J. Epstein as soon as possible. Intermittently, retail stores send out a written request to the defendant to pay for the stolen property at triple the price of its worth. We advise you not to provide the store any compensation. It is at your best interest to request the assistance of an experienced attorney immediately after the incident. At times these occurrences could either be a simple mistake or carelessness on your behalf, or a case of mistaken identity. So allow Reuven J. Epstein to fight to get you the best possible outcome.