The Westchester County criminal defense attorneys at Gallivan & Gallivan represented a client in Bronx County charged with Grand Larceny in the Second Degree. The charges were the result of an investigation by the Attorney General of the State of New York. The client was extradited from Florida to face charge. Under New York Penal Law § 155.40, Grand larceny in the second degree is defined as follows:
A person is guilty of grand larceny in the second degree when he steals property and when:
1. The value of the property exceeds fifty thousand dollars; or 2. The property, regardless of its nature and value, is obtained by extortion committed by instilling in the victim a fear that the actor or another person will (a) cause physical injury to some person in the future, or (b) cause damage to property, or (c) use or abuse his position as a public servant by engaging in conduct within or related to his official duties, or by failing or refusing to perform an official duty, in such manner as to affect some person adversely.
Unable to make bail, the client was confined to jail for four months while counsel was attempting to resolve her case. Facing a maximum jail sentence for a “C” felony of up to 15 years and restitution of over $370,000.00, a plea was entered whereby a sentence of time served (4 months), probation, and a fine of $10,000 was imposed.
If you or a loved one is charged with a crime your first call should be to Gallivan & Gallivan for criminal defense representation.