If you are facing larceny charges in Northville Michigan then you need to call larceny defense lawyer, Aaron J. Boria (734) 453-7806.
Aaron J. Boria has obtained countless reductions on larceny charges, dismissals, and even obtained multiple Not Guilty jury verdicts at the Northville District Court.
Larceny Charge in Northville District Court
If you have been charged with larceny in Northville then your matter will be heard at the 35th District Court. Judge Gerou, Judge Plakas, or Judge Lowe will preside over your case.
The prosecuting attorney would have to prove the following elements of larceny beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That you took someone else’s property,
- Without consent,
- The property was moved, and
- That you intended to permanently deprive the true owner
The prosecutor would also have to prove the value of the property stolen was of a certain fair market value. This last point might seem obvious but we recently had a case go to trial where a person was accused of stealing tires from the garbage. We argued to the jury that trash cannot be stolen because it does not have a value. The jury agreed and found our client not guilty.
Penalty for larceny in Northville
Depending on the value of the item that was stolen, you could face the following penalties:
If the value of the item stolen was $20,000 or more than the maximum penalty is up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000, or three times the value of the property stolen.
If the value of the item stolen was between $1,000 and $19,999.99 than the maximum penalty is up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000, or three times the value of the property stolen.
If the value of the item stolen was between $200 and $1,999.99 than the maximum penalty is up to 1 year in prison and a fine of up to $2,000, or three times the value of the property stolen.
If the value of the item stolen was less than $200 than the maximum penalty is up to 1 year in prison and a fine of up to $500, or three times the value of the property stolen.
Larceny lawyer Northville Michigan
Call today to speak with Northville larceny lawyer, Aaron J. Boria (734) 453-7806.
Common defenses to larceny include:
Claim of right – You believe that the property was yours
Accident – you took the property by mistake or unintentionally
Lack of Specific Intent – You did not intend to deprive the owner of the property
Consent of owner – meaning that you were given permission to take the property
If you have a defense then you must be found not guilty.
Even if you don’t have a defense it might be possible do have your case reduced, and in many cases we can put you on track ultimately to have a dismissal. That’s right, even if you think you are truly guilty, we still might be able to put you in a position to avoid a permanent criminal record.