If you are charged with larceny or robbery in New York, you are facing serious charges and serious potential consequences. It is in your best interest and the best interest of your case to work closely with a dedicated larceny and robbery lawyer in Dutchess County, Ulster County, and Orange County who will champion your rights while fighting for your case’s best possible outcome.
Theft, Larceny, Robbery
In New York, theft is referred to as larceny, which is distinct from robbery. Let’s take a closer look:
- Larceny – Larceny is theft that is intended to deprive a rightful owner of his or her property and to exercise control over that property – without involving intimidation or force. Larceny can be a misdemeanor or felony charge, depending on the value of what was allegedly stolen.
- Robbery – Robbery at any level is a felony in New York. Robbery involves theft that is accomplished by violence or the threat of violence against another person. Robbery is considered to be a violent crime, and the offense can be aggravated by the use of a weapon or causing harm to victims or others.
While larceny and robbery might often be associated, they are distinct offenses with distinct elements that a prosecutor must prove for a conviction. Your defense should be based on the specific charges you face, and the circumstances alleged.
You Need an Experienced Larceny and Robbery Lawyer in Dutchess County, Ulster County, and Orange County on Your Side
If you’re facing larceny or robbery charges, Nicklaus Misiti at the Law Offices of Nicklaus Misiti, PLLC, is an aggressive larceny and robbery attorney serving clients in Dutchess County, Ulster County, and Orange County. We care about your case, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 845.926.1177 for more information today.