Boston Larceny Attorneys
If you or someone you know has been arrested for larceny, call Kelly & Soto Law for top of the line criminal defense representation. At Kelly & Soto Law, our experienced defense attorneys can assist you in obtaining a favorable disposition when charged with a larceny offence.
What is Larceny?
Massachusetts’ law defines larceny as “the wrongful taking of personal property from the person of another, or from the immediate area of control of another, with the intent to deprive that person of such property permanently.”
For a look at the statutory definition of Larceny, as well as the penalties for conviction, refer to the Massachusetts Statutes regarding larceny offenses.
In a larceny case the key term of this offense is “intent.” The Commonwealth must show that the offender INTENDED to permanently deprive the store of its merchandise. The burden of proof is high in these cases. An individual accused needs a skilled and relentless team of larceny defense attorneys that can either place that reasonable doubt in the jury’s mind, negotiate with the Commonwealth to possibly dismiss the case on court costs, or lobby in your defense for pre-trial probation or a continuance without a finding.
Furthermore, because the value of the property in question exceeds $250.00, the stakes are much higher for this offense. Larceny over $250.00 is a felony offense and is punishable by up to five (5) years in a state prison or two years in the House of Corrections.
Many of us have heard about or know those that have been arrested for larceny. Although it sounds like a non-serious offense and easily reconcilable, larceny is a serious matter. Larceny offenses have the potential of remaining on a defendant’s record for life and having adverse effects on future employment opportunities.
In our current day and age, victims of larceny are very serious about the Commonwealth prosecuting these types of cases to the fullest extent of the law. Generally speaking, these victims are seek maximum penalties, restitution, and are frequently active witnesses. As active witnesses, they are entitled to give victim witness statements that can have exceptionally adverse effects in regards to the sentencing phase of a criminal case. They may also testify against an accused as witnesses for the prostitution.
Therefore, when you are arrested for a larceny offense, you need a team of skilled negotiators, fact finders, and aggressive advocates. Call Kelly & Soto Law to speak with one of our larceny defense lawyers. We serve all of our Boston communities well as the North and South Shore communities of Lawrence, Lowell, Peabody, Salem, Gloucester, Danvers, Quincy, Milton, Norwood, and more!!
Our attorneys are available 24/7 and WILL TRAVEL TO YOU! We would also be pleased to offer you a free case consultation and price quote.
Call us at 617.807.0840. Our office is located in the heart of Boston’s Government Center and we serve all of Massachusetts. Give us a call today and ask to speak with one of our criminal defense attorneys.
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