Larceny is defined as the unauthorized taking and removal of the personal property of someone by an individual who intends to deprive the owner of that property. It is also a crime against the right of possession. Larceny is usually a nonviolent type of theft charge. If you, a friend or a loved one has a bail bond granted by a judge for larceny, contact Atomic Bail Bonds at (860) 982-4661 so we can help you get out of jail. Our agents are standing by and are ready to help you.
Larceny, in Connecticut, includes crimes like embezzlement, extortion, theft of services, shoplifting, receiving property under false pretenses and false promise, taking property that was given to you by mistake, defrauding the community, conversion of a motor vehicle, getting money fraudulently from an automated teller machine (ATM), library theft, conversion of leased property and even the receiving of stolen property. Certain actions can be charged in Connecticut as misdemeanor larceny crimes and other charges can be elevated to felony larceny charges. The type of charge depends on the circumstances surrounding the crime. Larceny has six different degrees of charges. They are larceny in the sixth degree, larceny in the fifth degree, larceny in the fourth degree, larceny in the third degree, larceny in the second degree and larceny in the first degree. While some punishments for these crimes go with all three, there are some differences.
Larceny in the sixth degree is the least serious charge in the larceny category. Sixth degree larceny is charged when the property that is stolen by any means has a value of $500 or less. This charge will usually land you fees, fines and possibly probation with restitution.
Larceny in the fifth degree is next. This charge can happen when you obtain any property that is not yours and the value of it is $501 to $999. This charge will also land you fees, fines and possibly probation with restitution.
Larceny in the fourth degree is after larceny in the fifth degree. This charge can be filed against you when you obtain property that is not yours and the value of that property is $1,000 to $1,999. This charge will also land you fees, fines and possibly probation with restitution.
Larceny in the third degree is a charge in the larceny category that will end up getting you jail time. This charge happens when a person commits larceny and the property is a motor vehicle (car, construction equipment or farm equipment) that is worth less than $10,000, any property valued between $2,000 and $9,999, is a public record or a document that contains proprietary information. Third degree larceny is a Class D felony and it can carry up to five (5) years in prison and up to $5,000 in fees and fines.
Larceny in the second degree is the next level of charge in the larceny category. This charge happens when a person commits larceny and the property is a motor vehicle (car, construction equipment or farm equipment) that is worth $10,000 to $19,999, any property valued between $10,000 and $19,999, is taken directly from another person, is obtained by defrauding the community with a value less than $2,000 or is obtained under false pretenses and the victim is sixty (60) years of age or older, blind or disabled in any way. Second degree larceny is a Class C felony and is punishable by one (1) to ten (10) years in prison and up to $10,000 in fees and fines.
Larceny in the first degree is the most serious larceny charge in the state of Connecticut. This charge happens when a person obtains the property by extorting another person, it is a motor vehicle (car, construction equipment or farm equipment) or other property that is worth more than $20,000 or is obtained by defrauding the community and its value is worth more than $2,000. Larceny in the first degree is a Class B felony. If you are convicted of larceny in the first degree, you can face a minimum of one (1) year and a maximum of twenty (20) years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines.
If you have been arrested and are charged with first-degree larceny, there is some good news for you. It is the only Class B felony in the state of Connecticut that is eligible to be considered by a judge for a pre-trial diversionary program called Accelerated Pre-Trial Rehabilitation. This can only happen if good cause is shown and proven. Not everyone will be eligible for this program. If this program is granted and successfully completed, it will lead to the dismissal of the charge. If you, a friend or a loved one has a bail bond granted by a judge for larceny of any degree, contact Atomic Bail Bonds at (860) 982-4661 so we can help you get out of jail.
An important thing to know about larceny in the state of Connecticut is that larceny does require proven intent. If you happen to make an honest mistake about someone else’s property then you cannot be found guilty of larceny in any degree. For example, say you borrowed a lawn mower from your neighbor, but then you accidentally forget to return it when you told your neighbor you would. You had, and still do have, every intention of returning the lawn mower. You just got extremely busy with other things and completely forgot about the lawn mower sitting in your garage. In this situation, you could not be charged or even convicted of larceny in any degree because it was an honest mistake made by you. You had absolutely no intent to deprive your neighbor, the owner of the lawn mower, permanently of his lawn mower. Larceny is a charge that requires a deliberate attempt by one person to deprive another person of their property for the purpose of benefitting themselves by keeping it and never giving it back. Honest, neighborly mistakes do not count as larceny.
Now if you, a friend or a loved one has been arrested and charged with larceny in any degree and have a bail bond granted by the judge, call Atomic Bail Bonds at (860) 982-4661 . We can help you get out of jail quickly so you can handle things from the comfort of your home. If this was all just a misunderstanding and you want to give the property back, you can do soon as soon as you get home. Our agents are standing by and are ready to help you. We will not judge you based on your actions.