Larceny, in its simplest terms, is theft. The Larceny offence covers theft of many kinds. Essentially, it’s Larceny if you steal something tangible, that has value, from someone else who rightfully possesses it.
It’s not Larceny to steal, for example, information, because this isn’t tangible. This is a separate offence. Your defence lawyer will go over the charge and explain exactly why you’re facing it if you’re unsure.
There are a few types of Larceny. These are:
Whatever the scenario, Larceny is a potentially serious offence with severe long-term consequences. That’s why you must seek legal advice the moment you’re facing a possible Larceny charge.
To succeed in a Larceny charge against you, the police and the prosecution must show that:
A defence lawyer will look at your situation and consider whether the prosecution has a strong case against you based on these principles.
There are some defences against Larceny. These defences include:
The courts can impose a wide variety of penalties on those convicted of Larceny. It all depends on the nature and severity of the offence. For example, the court can:
Your lawyer can tell you more about which penalties you may be facing if you’re dealing with a Larceny charge.
Early legal advice is critical when it comes to criminal law. No matter what criminal charge you’re facing, never hesitate to contact Marc to ensure you have the best possible chance of avoiding a conviction. You can be assured that clients are always at the heart of everything Marc does, and he will work tirelessly to ensure you have the best defence possible.