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What is Considered Larceny?

In the state of Rhode Island, authorities and the justice system take the crime of larceny very seriously. When a person steals property, money, any other financial instrument or official public record, it can be considered larceny. If a person knowingly attempts to engage in a larceny, they can be charged with the offense of attempted larceny. Because this is a serious offense, you will need serious and aggressive representation

Up against larceny charges? Don't wait! Call to get an RI larceny attorney on your case.

Why Work With The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq.?

Having worked on hundreds of cases over the years, The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. has extensive experience with the criminal justice system. Tom, our firm's head attorney, holds the distinction of a Superb Avvo Rating and Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in America recognition. The firm is never afraid of going to trial, especially when fighting larceny charges for clients. Additionally, they offer around-the-clock availability, so call the firm today to get immediate counsel.

Three Categories of Larceny in RI

Larceny can be broken down into three main categories: larceny under $1,500.00; larceny over $1,500.00; and larceny from the person. Larceny under $1,500.00 is a misdemeanor while larceny over $1,500.00 and larceny from the person are felonies.

Punishment for Larceny in Rhode Island

Under Rhode Island law, the consequences for a larceny arrest can depend on the value of the property, the kind of property stolen, or the manner in which the property is stolen. These penalties are serious and can often result in permanent criminal records, jail time, or fines. If you are charged with a larceny crime, whether it is a misdemeanor or felony, it is essential that your hire competent counsel.

For example, for you could face the following charges:

  • Larceny of $1,500 or less: A misdemeanor, up to 1 year of jail time, fines of up to $500, and restitution.
  • Larceny of more than $1,500 or a gun: A felony, not less than 1 year up to 10 years in prison, fines of up to $5,000, and restitution.
  • Larceny from the person: A felony, up to 10 years in prison, and possible fines.

The same penalties apply for attempted acts of larceny that end in failure. A person can be arrested for attempted larceny if they take steps towards the commission of the larceny but ultimately are unable to take possession of another's property.

There are also unique penalties for stealing property from a minor or senior:

  • Stealing from a person under 18 years: Up to 10 years in prison and up to $500 in fines.
  • Stealing over $500 from a person 65+ years old: Between 2 to 15 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.
  • Stealing $500 or less from a person 65+ years old: 1 to 5 years in prison and up to $3,000 in fines.

Get an Aggressive and Top-Rated Defense on Your Side

Tom is a RI larceny lawyer who is committed to providing a diligent defense strategy for each and every client that walks through his door. When you hire his firm for your case, you can be confident knowing that a seasoned and aggressive legal advocate is on your side.

The firm is proud to offer free consultations for all potential clients. To schedule yours, contact the RI defense office today or fill out a case evaluation.

Why Tom Is the Right Choice

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  • Over a Decade of Criminal Defense Experience
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