Larceny Charges

Massachusetts Larceny Defense Lawyer

  • Shoplifting
  • Larceny from a person
  • Larceny over $250
  • Embezzlement
  • Larceny of a motor vehicle

Larceny is the legal term for crimes involving some element of theft. Every larceny offense has legal elements which the government is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. Each element must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt before a conviction can occur. The following is a summary of the elements for a few frequently charged larceny offenses.  Click Here to read about cases handled by Boston Larceny Defense Attorney Jeff Miller.

Shoplifting: The taking and carrying away of store merchandise with the intent to permanently deprive the merchant of possession or use of the merchandise without paying for the merchandise. The potential punishment for this offense ranges from a fine to up to 2 ½ years in the House of Correction.  Call Shoplifting Defense Lawyer Jeff Miller for a confidential consultation.

Larceny from a Person: The taking and carrying away of property from the person of another with the intent to permanently deprive. In Massachusetts this is a felony offense punishable by up to 2 ½ years in the House of Correction or 5 years in State Prison.  Call Larceny From A Person Defense Attorney Jeff Miller for a free consultation.

Larceny over $250: The taking and carrying away of the property, with a value exceeding $250, of another with the intent to permanently deprive. In Massachusetts this is a felony offense punishable by up to 2 years in the House of Correction or up to 5 years in State Prison.  Contact Felony Larceny Defense Lawyer Jeff Miller to schedule an appointment.

Embezzlement: Embezzlement is a form of larceny by a person who is in a position of trust or confidence. The Commonwealth must prove (1) that the defendant fraudulently converted to his or her personal use (2) property under his or her control by virtue of a position of trust or confidence (3) with the intent to deprive the owner of the property permanently. There are many forms of embezzlement dependent upon the position of the person charged with converting the property. The prescribed punishment is determined by the position of the person who converts the property.  Call Massachusetts Embezzlement Defense Lawyer Jeff Miller to schedule a confidential appointment.

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