White Collar Crimes
WHITE COLLAR CRIMES – GRAND LARCENY
White Collar Crimes such as Grand Larceny carry very severe penalties in New York State. If you are suspected or charged with a White Collar Crime, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you through the process. Troy A. Smith has more than 25 years of trial and appellate litigation experience as a former New York City homicide prosecutor and a Criminal Defense Counsel for the United States Army. Mr. Smith has also performed as lead counsel on over one hundred trials on the criminal charges of grand larceny, fraud on the United States Government, murder, manslaughter, vehicular homicides, armed robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated sexual offenses, and others.
According to the New York State Penal Code Article 155:
A person steals property and commits larceny when, with intent to deprive another of property or to appropriate the same to himself or to a third person, he wrongfully takes, obtains, or withholds (also known as embezzlement) such property from an owner thereof.
The Degrees of Grand Larceny can be described as follows:
Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree
Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree is the least severe of this felony class and occurs when someone steals the property of another with a value greater than $1000.00 or the property is an automobile or a credit card. This is a Class E Felony with a sentence of up to four years in prison if convicted.
Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree
Grand Larceny in the 3d Degree occurs in situations when someone steals property with a value greater than $3000.00. This is a Class D Felony with a sentence of up to seven years in prison if convicted.
Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree
Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree involves stealing the property which exceeds $50,000.00 This crime is a Class C Felony with a sentence of up to fifteen years in prison if convicted.
Grand Larceny in the 1st Degree
Grand Larceny in the 1st Degree is the highest degree offense in this felony class and involves stealing property which exceeds more than one million dollars. This is a Class B Felony with a sentence up to 25 years in prison if convicted.
At every point in a Grand Larceny investigation and any other White Collar criminal investigation, it is imperative that you have an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side to help you navigate the legal system and provide you with the best possible legal support during the process. Mr. Smith has the benefit of having worked on both sides of the legal system, first as a prosecutor, and now as a criminal defense attorney.
Mr. Smith is a subject matter expert in litigating the coercive interrogation techniques used by law enforcement which may lead to a false confession. The insight he has gained into the criminal justice system will prove invaluable to you as a defendant within that system.
If you are being questioned or have been charged in connection with a felony crime of any kind in New York, do not say a word to anyone until you contact Troy A. Smith at (212) 537-4029, , or use the contact form HERE.