Theft Crime Defense Lawyer in Queens
Work with an Experienced Criminal Law Firm
After a theft crime arrest, you need the guidance and experience of a
criminal defense attorney from the Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell. Theft crime offenses are
not minor and they can carry harsh penalties. As a former prosecutor,
Attorney O'Donnell has seen how theft crime cases unfold in the courtroom
and can use this knowledge to help you combat the prosecution.
Some of the theft crime cases that we often take on include:
These offenses can be charged as misdemeanors with lesser consequences
or with added factors, they can be charged as felonies and you may be
at risk of serious jail time and fines. Team up with the best theft crime
lawyer in Queens for help in your case. Obtain the defense that you need
by setting up a
free case evaluation with us.
Petty Theft Vs. Grand Theft in New York
One of the main distinctions used in determining the severity of a theft
offense and the penalties that will follow is whether it is petty theft
or grand theft. If you were to look in the New York Penal Code, you would
actually see the terms 'petit larceny' and 'grand larceny,'
but those terms are not commonly used outside of the code.
Petty theft under New York Penal Code § 155.25 is defined as property theft and
is generally charged as a Class A misdemeanor. If the theft offense is
not considered 'grand,' then it will be charged as a petty theft
When it comes to the
grand theft charges, there are several degrees. The degree of larceny that can follow
an offense will vary depending on the value of the property involved.
The degrees of grand theft include:
Fourth Degree Grand Theft (§ 155.30)- property valued between $1,000 and $3,000
Third Degree Grand Theft (§ 155.35)- property valued between $3,000 and $50,000
Second Degree Grand Theft (§ 155.40)- property valued between $50,000 and $1 million
First Degree Grand Theft (§ 155.42)- property valued at $1 million and above
All of these degrees of theft are charged as felony offenses and pose the
risk of extensive prison time and other penalties. Whether you are facing
a misdemeanor or felony offense, you need the help of an experienced theft
crime attorney in Queens.
The Key to the Best Theft Crime Defense
With the help of a zealous theft defense advocate, you can effectively
defend against any type of theft crime charges. Here at the Law Office
of Kevin P. O'Donnell, we have years of experience in theft crime
cases and we are sure to investigate all avenues of defense for each case
we take on.
Some of the effective defenses that we can look into for your case include:
- A Claim of Right of the property
- Ownership of the property
- The intention of returning the property
The most important aspect of a defense is to paint an innocent and sincere
picture to the prosecutor in order to reach a favorable end result in the case.
Need a Queens Criminal Defense Lawyer for Your Theft Crime?
To ensure that you have the best possible chance of success, seek assistance
from the theft lawyers at the Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell. You
will benefit from having years of experience and a former prosecutor in
your corner when combatting your theft charges. Our firm offers a free
case evaluation, so you can discuss the details of your case with a Queens
criminal defense attorney at no cost and with no obligation.