In New York, theft crimes cover everything from shoplifting sneakers to stealing televisions out of a warehouse.

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Defining Theft Under New York Law

New York criminal laws use the term “larceny” to describe theft laws. In New York, larceny occurs when a person “wrongfully takes, obtains or withholds” property from its rightful owner, with the intent to deprive the owner of such property. (N.Y. Penal Law § 155.05.)

If you or a family member has been charged with a theft crime, you will need a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights. Theft cases draw penalties that include fines and prison time.

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