Larceny Under $1200 is the stealing of money or goods where the value is less than $1200. It is also considered petty theft or petty larceny. Larceny Under $1200 is a misdemeanor crime in Massachusetts.
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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Massachusetts General Law Chapter 266 Section 30 defines larceny under $1200.
1) steal, take and carry away the property of another:
2) that property had a value of less than $1200:
3) With the specific intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property.
The penalty is jail not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than a $1500.
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.
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