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Grand Larceny & Petty Theft

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In New York, a person commits larceny when he or she deprives another person of property by a wrongful taking or withholding of the property from its rightful owner. Larceny charges range from petit larceny (a Class A misdemeanor) to grand larceny in the first degree (a Class B felony). Grand larceny can also be in the second, third or fourth degree (ranging from Class C felonies to Class E felonies).

The severity of the charge and the corresponding punishment are determined by the value of the stolen or misappropriated property. All types of stealing, from shoplifting to auto theft, are larceny. If you are charged with petit larceny (sometimes referred to as petty larceny) or grand larceny, you should retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to ensure your rights, your freedom and your reputation are properly protected.

Attorney David W. Haber has more than a decade of experience as a criminal law attorney, and is also a former felony prosecutor for Nassau County — experience he utilizes to bring you a strong, aggressive defense against New York larceny charges, including grand larceny and petit larceny (sometimes referred to as “shoplifting” or “petty larceny”).

From our office in Mineola, we zealously guard the rights and freedom of individuals charged with a theft crime, including the crimes of grand and petit larceny, throughout Nassau County (including Hempstead and Mineola), Suffolk County (including Central Islip, Riverhead and Hauppauge), as well as the five boroughs of New York (Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island, NY).

For additional information about the benefits of retaining New York criminal defense attorney David W. Haber, please visit Our Qualities and Qualifications page.

To discuss your New York grand larceny or petit larceny charges with an experienced criminal defense lawyer and former Nassau County assistant district attorney, please call David W. Haber at 516-873-1008 for a free, confidential, initial consultation.

Experienced New York Petit Larceny and Grand Larceny Defense Attorney

We have extensive experience with all types of larceny and larceny-related charges, including petit larceny, grand larceny and possession of stolen property. We will provide you with an aggressive defense against larceny charges, including:

  • Larceny committed by taking property through trespass (trespassory larceny)
  • Larceny committed by taking property through trick or deceit (common law larceny)
  • Larceny committed by embezzlement
  • Larceny committed under false pretenses
  • Larceny committed by acquiring lost property
  • Larceny committed by issuing a bad check
  • Larceny committed by false promises
  • Larceny committed through extortion

If you are arrested or charged with larceny (petit larceny or grand larceny), protect your future by retaining an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Why You Want a Private Attorney Rather than a Public Defender

Many public defenders are excellent and do a commendable job with the time and resources they have available. The problem is that they typically do not have the resources to provide you with the best possible defense.

Like most government agencies, budget cuts mean lower headcount. Coupled with an increasing caseload, this means many public defenders simply do not have the time to perform a proper investigation and formulate the best strategy for trial. A private criminal defense attorney can take the time needed to properly investigate your criminal charges, including interviewing witnesses and having the proper experts and professionals examine the evidence to help with your defense.

Unlike public defenders, a private criminal defense attorney can limit his caseload to ensure he has the time and resources to properly dedicate to your defense. Private defense attorneys are more expensive than public defenders, but you get what you pay for, and when your freedom and future are on the line, you want the best possible representation available.

Experienced New York Criminal Defense Attorney

New York criminal defense attorney David Haber has extensive experience handling a wide range of New York felony and misdemeanor charges. His experience as a former felony prosecutor for Nassau County is invaluable to your defense. We defend against all types of New York criminal charges, including:

We take all criminal charges, as well as the protections afforded by the New York and United States Constitutions, seriously. We are committed to fighting for your freedom and achieving the best possible results. If you are charged with a crime or are under criminal investigation, protect yourself, your rights and your freedom. Retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you.

The Law Offices of David W. Haber

The Law Offices of David W. Haber represents clients throughout Long Island, New York, and the surrounding communities, including Long Island, Nassau, Hempstead, Mineola and Garden City, and in the following counties: Nassau County, Suffolk County (Central Islip, Riverhead, Hauppauge – Suffolk County Court Locations) and Queens County, NY.

Contact New York Larceny Defense Attorney David Haber

Free initial consutlation


For additional information about New York theft crime laws and the criminal law process, or to discuss your grand larceny or petit larceny charges with experienced Woodbury, New York, criminal defense lawyer and former Nassau County prosecuting attorney David Haber, please schedule a free confidential consultation.

Call us at 516-873-1008. Or if you prefer, contact us online.

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