Petit Larceny – Williamsville & Buffalo, NY

Have you been charged with petit larceny? Call us now. We can help.

Under the New York State Penal Law, there are six different degrees of larceny, and Petit Larceny (shoplifting) is the least serious. That being said, shoplifting is still classified as a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. Unless you’re willing to do some time, it’s imperative that you place your fate in the right hands.

Fortunately, the skilled legal staff at the Law Offices of Norman Mattar is fully prepared to serve your needs. No matter where you were accused of shoplifting, we’re ready to stand by your side. All you have to do is contact one of our knowledgeable representatives to schedule your initial consultation.

NY Penal Law § 155.25 states “A person is guilty of petit larceny when he steals property.” While this is a pretty broad statute, it typically covers the theft of any property that’s valued up to $1,000.00. If the dollar amount exceeds this value, the charge becomes a felony.

Examples of Petit Larceny

  • Switching price tags on merchandise in order to pay less for the item you actually want
  • Placing a higher priced product into the box of a lower priced item
  • Wearing new clothes or shoes out of a dressing room and leaving the store
  • Leaving a restaurant without paying the bill. The classic “dine and ditch”

Although Petit Larceny charges are certainly serious, the Law Offices of Norman Mattar will be able to manage the consequences. Without the right criminal attorney on your side, you may face actual jail time. Keeping this in mind, our team will stage a masterful defense to help elicit the finest legal outcome.

Whether you aim to go to trial to plead your innocence, or you’d simply like to manage the consequences of your actions, contact our law offices. All you have to do is dial 716-633-4300 today. Once we meet, our legal team can start to plan you defense.