Larceny Defense Attorney
Peabody / Lynnfield Larceny Attorney
Protecting Records and Reputations
Thief. That is one title most people do not want associated with their name. However, a larceny conviction that is ignored or forgotten can follow a person throughout his or her lifetime. College admissions, housing options and employment possibilities may all be limited due to a Massachusetts larceny conviction.
At Chambers Law Office in Lynnfield, adults and juveniles facing chargesfind the legal assistance and representation they need to fight misdemeanor or felony criminal charges. We are focused on results and we strive to provide you with the best criminal defense possible when you are charged with any petty/petit or grand larceny.
Misdemeanor and Felony Larceny
In Massachusetts, there are two categories of larceny. The first is for cases involving the theft of less than $250 dollars in value, and the second is for theft of more than $250 in value. Both carry stiff penalties and life-long repercussions:
- For theft of more than $250 in value, a larceny conviction is considered a felony and can lead to up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.
- For theft of less than $250 in value, a larceny conviction is considered a misdemeanor and can lead to up to one year in prison and a fine of $300.
In addition to the criminal penalties, there are repercussions from a larceny conviction that will impact daily life. Since more and more companies are requiring background checks before approving rental agreements or before offering jobs, it is important to maintain a clean criminal record. Further, conviction will severely restrict a person’s second amendment gun rights.
Chambers Law is in Your Corner
If you are facing larceny charges for theft including shoplifting, embezzlement or pick-pocketing, do not plead guilty no matter how petty it seems or how little jail time is at stake. Conviction will follow you for the rest of your life. Instead, contact Attorney Richard C. Chambers, Jr., a defense lawyer with a strong record of success at trial. In building your defense, our legal team will investigate whether any alleged evidence against you is adequate, was legally obtained, and that your search-and-seizure rights were not violated. We will utilize proven defense strategies to achieve the best results possible for you. Contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss your larceny case and to discuss how we can help you.