Theft represents a broad category of crimes, also known as larceny in Virginia. In general, you can be charged with larceny for taking something that did not belong to you with the intent to deprive the owner of the property permanently. Being charged with larceny is no small matter. Depending on the magnitude of the theft and whether you've been convicted before, you could face time in jail. You could even be convicted of larceny if you weren't the one who did the actual stealing, but instead knowingly hid the property or provided another kind of assistance to the crime. Whatever your involvement in a larceny charge, you need an attorney who can defend your rights and provide the best possible outcome for your situation.
Timothy J. Quick P.C. is located in Tidewater & Hampton Roads, VA. Contact Timothy J. Quick at 757-453-7674 today.
What Qualifies As Theft Or Larceny?
There are many kinds of theft that could end with you spending more time than you'd like with law enforcement. Some of these include:
- Petty larceny (shoplifting)
- Grand larceny
- Changing tags
- Employee theft
- Placing unpaid-for items in a different container
- Hiding or transporting stolen goods
- Knowingly buying stolen goods
- Stealing a car
Even if you've been caught in the act, as it were, whether by a witness or a surveillance camera, there are ways that a skilled criminal defense lawyer can defend you. For example, by contesting the value of the stolen goods, an attorney may be able to get your criminal charges reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. You may also be able to argue that you thought the property was yours, or that you intended to return it.
Call Today For A Vigorous Defense
The consequences for a larceny conviction can be severe, particularly if you are charged with stealing an expensive item, or if you've been convicted of larceny before. At Timothy J. Quick, P.C., we will listen to your story and build the best possible defense on your behalf. To schedule your free in-office consultation at our Tidewater or Hampton Roads locations, call our offices at 757-453-7674 or 800-588-8130 toll free, or reach out online for more information.