Larceny Under $1200 is a misdemeanor crime in Massachusetts. Massachusetts General Law Chapter 266 Section 30 defines larceny under $1200. Larceny is a theft crime.Whether you’ve been arrested or summonsed to court for a larceny charge you should consult with an experienced criminal lawyer.
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What is Larceny under $1200 in Massachusetts?
Larceny Under $1200 is defined as:
- steal, take and carry away the property of another
- that property had a value of less than $1200
- And that you specifically intended to permanently deprive the owner of the property.
Consequences for Larceny Under $1200 in Massachusetts
Larceny Under $1200 in Massachusetts the penalty is jail not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than a $300. Larceny under $1200 is defined as a misdemeanor crime.
Frequent Defense to Larceny Over $1200?
There are common defenses to larceny charge. First, the person never intended to permanently deprive the victim of the property. Second that person never actually stole the property and was simply in possession of the stolen good. Third, that the person did not actually steal the goods. Finally, the person did not play a role in the stealing and was merely just there.
BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS LARCENY LAWYER
Patrick Donovan is a Criminal Defense Lawyer who worked as an a prosecutor. Attorney Donovan has experience in all types of handled larceny cases.
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