The concept of "theft" is broad and actually spans several different types of crimes in New York. For example, as we discussed in a recent post, identity theft is one type of theft crime. Embezzlement is another example of a theft crime. In addition, another type of theft crime is larceny.
How is larceny defined? When a person is accused of larceny, they are accused of taking property belonging to another individual to a different location without that individual's permission, all while intending to permanently deprive that individual of the property at issue.
It is important to remember, however, that everyone in New City is innocent until proven guilty. In addition, it is up to the prosecution to prove each element of larceny beyond a reasonable doubt in order for the accused to be convicted. This high standard is necessary to ensure that individuals accused of crimes are not found guilty when they are actually innocent.
Despite this, developing a strong strategy of defense against criminal charges is not a simple matter. Individuals accused of crimes may benefit greatly from the help of a criminal defense attorney. For example, the legal professionals at Braunfotel & Frendel, LLC understand that incurring a criminal record can have long-lasting consequences for the accused, and they will fight for their clients' rights. Their broad understanding of New York law allows them to advocate for their clients in a focused and individualized manner. Their criminal defense webpage may provide individuals in New City accused of crimes such as larceny with more information about their legal options.