Larceny from a Person – Michigan Lawyer
Larceny from a person, or more simply put, accused of stealing from someone is a serious felony in Michigan.
Michigan criminal defense lawyer, Aaron J. Boria has the experience you need and is ready to fight for you. Call (734) 453-7806 today for a free consultation.
Larceny From a Person Punishment
MCL 750.357 Larceny from the person states Any person who shall commit the offense of larceny by stealing from the person of another shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison not more than 10 years.
Larceny From a Person in Michigan
To Prove larceny from a person, the prosecuting attorney must show, beyond a reasonable doubt that:
First, that you took someone else’s property.
Second, that you took the property without consent.
Third, that you moved the property, but it does not matter whether the defendant actually kept the property.
Fourth, that you took the property from a person or from their immediate presence. Immediate presence means that the property was physically connected to them or was right next to them.
Fifth, that at the time it was taken, you intended to permanently deprive the owner of the property.
Defenses to Larceny from a Person
Common defenses include:
Claim of right – the property was actually yours
Accident – You made a mistake and didn’t clearly intend to deprive a person of anything.
Lack of Specific Intent – You never meant to permanently deprive the person of their property.
Consent of Owner – You had permission to take the item.
If you have been charged with larceny from a person you need to call Michigan criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria. You may have another defense that is not mentioned above, or your case may have multiple defenses. Even if you do not have a defense there is still a great chance that your case could be reduced or even dismissed.
Call (734) 453-7806 for a free consultation.