Typically, grand larceny is when one intentionally steals, takes and carries away, leads away or drive away personal property or goods, with a value of $650, owned by another. It may also include withdrawing or transferring money in a financial institution to obtain intentionally money to which the person knows he/she is not entitled. Similar to petit larceny, but the main key here is the value of the property, and because of this value, the penalties are much harsher.
- If the value of property is valued at less than $3,500, a category C felony and a minimum 1 year and not more than 5 year prison sentence and possible fine not more than $10,000
- if the value is $3,500 or more, a category B felony and a minimum 1 year and not more than 10 year maximum sentence and fine not more than $10,000
- If a firearm is stolen, then it is automatically a category B felony
Property will be valued at the highest value attributable to the property by any reasonable standard for purposes of determining the $650 threshold for petit larceny and restitution.
Defenses are available: Lack of intent to steal the property; it was your property; if there was not taking at all; and of course, any pretrial motions to suppress evidence due to any illegal search or seizure.
Contact The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata at 702-366-0891 to discuss your grand larceny case and defenses.