Petit Larceny

Criminal Defense Attorney/ Lawyer Serving the Capital District

Have you been charged with a petit larceny crime in Upstate New York? Call Greg Garofalo, Esq. to get help at (518) 584-1557.

Greg Garofalo, Esq. has defended numerous crimes of larceny including Pettit Larceny. Larceny is a crime involving the unlawful taking of the personal property of another person or business. Petite Larceny is for crimes involving less than $1,000.00. Shoplifting is the most common larceny charge and is charged as Petite Larceny (Penal Law 155.25), a class A misdemeanor.

A class “A” misdemeanor carries a sentence of up to a year in jail. In addition, the misdemeanor charge requires representation by an attorney to get a good plea bargain. With an attorney, it is unlikely that a first time offender is given jail time in a plea bargain offer. In fact, prosecutors commonly offer good plea bargains to defendants accused of Petit Larceny and who have never previously been arrested. The prosecutor may offer an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal ( an “ACOD”) or Disorderly Conduct (PL 240.20 – a violation of law, not a crime). Additionally, the prosecutors may ask for some sort of community service, for example five (5) hours to twenty (20) hours, depending on the Judge and/or the prosecutor. These crimes may carry some Civil ramifications as well.

Greg Garofalo, Esq. is an accomplished criminal defense attorney with nearly 30 years of experience in this area of the law. Mr. Garofalo represents people throughout the Capital Region.

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    Practice Areas include: Motor Vehicle Traffic Infractions | First-Time Arrest | First-Time DWI | AUO | Petit Larceny | Drug Crime | Car Accidents | Traffic Violations

    Providing legal representation to clients across Halfmoon, Clifton Park, City of Saratoga Springs, Wilton, and Queensbury, New York.

    To arrange a free consultation with Petit Larceny Lawyer, contact Greg Garofalo, Esq. online or by phone at (518) 584-1557.