Larceny Under $1200 is the stealing of money or goods valued at less than $1200. It can also be called petty theft or petty larceny. Larceny Under $1200 is considered a theft or property crime.
Larceny Under $1200 is a misdemeanor crime in Massachusetts. Even as a misdemeanor the penalties for Larceny Under $1200 include jail and probation. Other consequences of a misdemeanor larceny conviction may include fines and restitution.
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 $1500.
Defense to Larceny Over $1200?
There are common defenses to larceny charges. 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, the person did not actually steal the goods. Finally, the person did not play a role in stealing and was merely just there.
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