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Grand Larceny


A Grand Larceny charge in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan is when a person steals property whose value exceeds one thousand dollars. Grand Larceny charges range from first degree, which is a class (B) felony through fourth degree, which is a class (E) felony. New York Considers both of these crimes categorically non violent.

In New York, the penal law defines Larceny as stealing of property when, with intent to deprive another of property or to appropriate the same to himself or a third party, he wrongfully takes, obtains, or withholds such property from an owner thereof.

When the value of stolen property exceeds $1,000 US dollars, the crime is called a Grand Larceny.  Below is a breakdown of the various degrees of Grand Larceny.

Grand larceny in the Fourth Degree is when the value exceeds 1,000.

Grand Larceny in the Third Degree is when the value exceeds 3,000,

Grand Larceny in the Second Degree is when the value exceeds 50,000

Grand Larceny in the First Degree is when the Value exceeds 1,000,000.

There are very few cases where the Grand Larceny is as simple as taking an expensive fur coat out of a store and not paying for it.

In practice, Grand Larceny charges can also arise out of Health Care Frauds in Medical Offices, Dental Offices, Pharmacies & Wholesale medical supply businesses as it pertains to receiving money from Medicaid and Medicare for allegation of overbilling, or providing services that are not medically necessary. 

Grand Larceny Charges can also arise out of fortune telling and contractual disputes in the diamond dealing industry that are may appear to be civil disputes in nature.

Regardless of the circumstances, we know how prosecutors turn a civil dispute into a criminal investigation and create the risk of incarceration only to force a civil settlement.

No matter the dispute, or the circumstances surrounding the allegations, The Law Office of Boris R. Nektalov can help.

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