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.

              Contact the Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell at (888) 715-1735 to build your theft defense.

              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 misdemeanor.

              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.

                Call us to set up a free initial consultation to discuss your theft crime case.

                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
                • Entrapment
                • Intoxication

                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.

                Get started today. Contact our firm at (888) 715-1735.

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                Law Office of Kevin P. O’Donnell
                Queens Criminal Defense Attorney

                125-10 Queens Boulevard, Suite 15
                Queens, NY 11415. (888) 715-1735| Local Phone: (718) 285-9355.