Larceny charges must be addressed seriously due to their nature. A larceny is a trespassory taking of another's property within intent to permanently deprive. Larceny is considered a crime of moral turpitude. A conviction can lead to difficulties maintaining and securing employment, obtaining security clearances, and are important in immigration cases. It is strongly recommended you bring an attorney with you to court. Contact a Lawyer to help you get your larceny case successfully resolved. We offer a Free Consultation to discuss your case. Give us a call or use the contact form.
Misdemeanor and Felony Larceny
A Larceny is either a Misdemeanor or Felony depending on the type of charge and the value of the goods taken. Some types of larcenies have a greater potential for jail time while others can be dismissed after completing probation. Each scenario is important because a larceny conviction can really hurt your record. The following are the most common larceny charges in Fairfax County:
You Should Hire a Lawyer For Your Larceny Case
One of the first things you will notice is that a larceny charge requires your appearance in Court. Whether you are served with a summons or a warrant you will be expected to appear in Court. In fact, unlike traffic offenses, even your lawyer cannot appear for you. Rather, your lawyer will appear with you and help you throughout the case so that you can move past the case and move on with your life.
Before your court date arrives, we will prepare you for court. We will provide you a "game plan" and recommend certain things be done prior to court so that you are ready to present your case, through us, to the Judge and/or Prosecutor. Some cases are ripe for trial and we will prepare you accordingly. In many cases, a trial is not the best approach because we can obtain a better result through plea negotiations with the prosecutor. This "negotiation" is where pretrial mitigation will be important so we can show the behavior was a simple aberration and you will likely never be required to appear in court again under similar circumstances.
We appear in Court nearly everyday and routinely appear in front of the same Judges and work with the same Prosecutors and police officers. Consequently, we know what will work and what will not work in furtherance of a good result. Our goal is to get you through the criminal justice system in a manner as stress-free as possible while pursuing your objectives.