If you or a loved one are accused of stealing or shoplifting in Fairfield or New Haven counties, you will be charged with what Connecticut calls larceny. There are various degrees of larceny, ranging from larceny in the sixth degree to larceny in the first degree. The degree of the offense charged will be determined by the value of the items alleged to have been taken.
Retaining an experienced Fairfield and New Haven county theft attorney is imperative to prepare a defense against these allegations. An experienced theft attorney will keep you informed of what is happening in your case, can file motions in court to ensure that evidence is preserved, and cross-examine witnesses at trial.
Connecticut determines what degree of larceny you are accused of by the value of the property alleged to have been taken. The amounts for each degree and penalties are the following:
There are also certain types of theft that will increase the seriousness of the offense, regardless of the value of the property. Stealing a motor vehicle is always viewed as a serious allegation, as is extortion.
Based in Fairfield, Connecticut, The Lebedevitch Law Firm handles theft cases throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties. Contact The Lebedevitch Law Firm today to schedule your free consultation.