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Larceny, Embezzlement, Shoplifting Defense – Virginia & Maryland Lawyers
Larceny (theft) is the taking of anything that has value without the consent of the owner. To be convicted of theft/larceny in Virginia or Maryland, the taking must be coupled with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property. In Virginia & Maryland, the law defines larceny as either grand larceny or petty larceny. The term grand larceny vs. petty larceny is used to identify the minimum threshold value of the item stolen.
If a person is accused of shoplifting, in Virginia or Maryland, the person can be charged with either grand larceny or petty larceny. The value of the stolen property in Virginia & Maryland will determine whether the person will be charged with grand larceny or petty larceny.
Virginia still spells petty larceny as petit larceny. In some states, such as Virginia, the minimum threshold for a person to be charged for grand larceny is only $200. A grand larceny in Virginia is treated as a felony.
If you wish to speak with a Maryland lawyer or Virginia attorney regarding defense against a larceny charge, please call us at 888-437-7747.
The Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. have client meeting locations in Virginia, Maryland & Massachusetts.
- Virginia: Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, Manassas, Richmond & Virginia Beach.
- Maryland: Rockville & Baltimore.
If you wish to view some of the laws that pertain to being accused of committing a larceny in Virginia or Maryland, please click on the following links:
Our Maryland & Virginia lawyers who defend clients charged with theft/larceny and staff in Virginia & Maryland speak the following languages in addition to English: Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian.
Our attorneys are licensed to handle larceny cases in Virginia, Maryland & D.C., however we defend larceny cases only in Virginia & Maryland at the present time.
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