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Petit/Grand Larceny

Fairfax Petit/Grand Larceny Attorneys

Facing A Larceny Charge? We Will Defend Your Rights.

Larceny is the unlawful taking of another person’s property. If you are charged with petty larceny, you face fines, up to one year of jail time and a permanent mark on your criminal record. If you face grand larceny charges, you face up to 20 years of prison time. Additionally, these offenses are crimes of moral turpitude and carry serious immigration consequences for noncitizens.

At Lawrence, Smith and Gardner, we have the necessary knowledge and experience in criminal law to provide legal representation for people accused of theft and larceny crimes.

Contact us today online or by telephone at (833) 460-2848 to speak with a knowledgeable Fairfax, Virginia, larceny defense lawyer.

Have You Been Charged With Larceny?

At Lawrence, Smith and Gardner, we help people who have been charged with petty and grand larceny, including shoplifting charges and other property crimes. Larceny charges carry stiff penalties, which vary depending on the severity of the crime and the value of the property alleged to have been stolen.

  • Petty larceny: If you have been accused of stealing something worth less than $1,000, you are facing petty larceny charges. Petty larceny is typically charged as a misdemeanor. If convicted, you will face a maximum sentence of 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine.
  • Grand larceny: Grand larceny includes crimes such as auto theft and other crimes in which property valued at $1,000 or more was involved. If convicted of grand larceny, you may face up to 20 years in prison.

Additional Punishment Is Possible

Aggravating factors can result in added punishment. For example:

  • Penalties can be more severe if multiple people are involved (the crime is viewed as “less impulsive”).
  • Having children present can lead to charges for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
  • If a car was used while committing the crime, you can lose your driver’s license and/or have your vehicle seized.

Plus, potential penalties are much stiffer for repeat offenders.

We Have The Skill And Experience You Can Rely On

It is essential to retain an aggressive and experienced attorney who protects your rights and prioritizes your best interests. Contact the law office of Lawrence, Smith and Gardner, today for proactive representation in your case. Call (833) 460-2848 or fill out our online contact form to arrange a meeting with a lawyer today. We also offer free phone consultations.

Reviews & Testimonials

At Lawrence, Smith & Gardner, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "I am forever grateful for your help!"
    Dear Mr. Brillantine and Mr. Smith,
    Thank you so much for your time and effort in the past several weeks. I am forever grateful for your help! Thank you.
    - Previous Client
    "The efficient way you and your staff handled my case, resulted in less anxiety for me."
    Dear Mr. Smith,
    I just wanted to drop you a note to express my thanks and appreciation for your professional and courteous help and service. The efficient way you and your staff handled my case, resulted in less anxiety for me.
    - Previous Client
    "We appreciate the courtesy and professionalism of your wonderful staff."
    Dear Mr. Smith,
    We just want to thank you for all your help in our son’s recent traffic case. Things were looking extremely bleak. However, thanks to your knowledge of the law, persistence, ability to talk to people, hard work and grace … What a relief it has been. We also appreciate the courtesy and professionalism of your wonderful staff.
    - Previous Client
    "Thank you for making it possible for me to continue with my life."
    Dear Ron,
    I am consumed with awe for your legal maneuvering to assist me in court yesterday. Thank you for making it possible for me to continue with my life.
    - Previous Client
    "I appreciate the courtesy and professionalism."
    To Ron Smith,
    I just wanted to extend my gratitude to you for representing me earlier this month when I went back to court to obtain my restricted license. I appreciate the courtesy and professionalism from you and your staff and under no circumstances hope to ever need your services for a serious matter like that again.
    - Previous Client
    "Thanks for that usually elusive gift … a second chance."
    Dear Mr. Smith,
    Thank you for all your help. Please extend my thanks also to Martin for his patient support of an incoherent client, as well as to Lisa for her many phone calls. Thanks for that usually elusive gift … a second chance.
    - Previous Client
    "Thanks again Ron you ROCK!"
    Ron,
    I can’t thank you enough for everything. If it weren’t for you I would be in a world of hurt today. I owe you so many thanks. If you ever need anything!! Please pass along all my thanks to your staff and co-workers. Please let Lisa I’m so sorry you missed her lunch too. Thanks again Ron you ROCK!
    - Previous Client
    "I can look back on this experience as a valuable lesson and continue on with my life."
    Dear Mr. Smith,
    I wanted to tell you how grateful I am for your help with my recent difficult situation. I was amazed at your skill and knowledge of the court system, and appreciative of your insight in these matters. I can look back on this experience as a valuable lesson and continue on with my life. Thank you for giving me that opportunity.
    - Previous Client

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