Larceny Over $1200 is the stealing, or taking, of goods or money valued at more than $1200. It is a felony in Massachusetts. There are many different types of larceny crimes in Massachusetts. Larceny Over $1200 called grand larceny.
If you are facing larceny charges call Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Patrick Donovan. Attorney Donovan has fought all types of larceny charges. Attorney Donovan offers a free no-obligation consultation.
Larceny Over $1200 Victory
Client attended a party where she took another guest’s pocketbook. Video showed her walking out of the hall with the bag. She then got rid of the bag. She later admitted to the police she stole the bag. Attorney Donovan negotiated with the prosecutor to dismiss the case on restitution.
Massachusetts General Law Chapter 266 Section 30 relates to larceny crimes.
1) You did steal, take and carry away the property of another
2) That property had a value of more than $1200
3) And that you specifically intended to permanently deprive the owner of the property.
The penalty upon conviction of Larceny Over $1200 in Massachusetts is state prison not more than 5 years or jail, not more than 2 years and not more than a $25,000 fine. It is a felony and a conviction that can have a major impact on employment and benefits. It is important to avoid a felony conviction.
The Statute of Limitations for Larceny Over $1200 is 6 years.
Defenses to Larceny Over $1200
There are common defenses to larceny over $1200 charges. One common defense to larceny over $1200 criminal charge in Massachusetts, is that the person never intended to permanently deprive the victim of the property. Another is 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 and was not in possession. Finally, the person did not play a role in the stealing and was merely present when the larceny took place.
MASSACHUSETTS LARCENY LAWYER
Boston Criminal Attorney Patrick Donovan served as an Assistant District Attorney in Norfolk County. There he handled thousands of criminal prosecutions. Attorney Donovan handled many larceny over $1200 cases at arraignments, pre-trials, and bench and jury trial. Attorney Patrick Donovan learned how to prosecute and how to defend criminal cases.
Larceny Over $1200 Penalties
In Massachusetts, larceny over $1200 is a felony offense. Penalties can include up to 5 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $25,000. A conviction may also result in a criminal record, which can affect future employment and housing opportunities.