In the Commonwealth of Virginia, larceny is defined as the act of theft, either taking property that doesn’t belong to you or in some cases refusal to remit for services rendered. Depending on the severity of the crime, larceny may be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony.Larceny Arrest

Petit (Petty) Larceny: A misdemeanor in which the property or services stolen is valued at less than $200. As a class 1 offense, petit larceny in Virginia Beach may be punishable by a short jail term (up to twelve months) and/or a fine (up to $2500).

Grand Larceny: A felony in which the property or services stolen is valued at more than $200. The theft of a firearm at any value also falls under grand larceny, which in Virginia is punishable by a prison term of up to twenty years.

Shoplifting, embezzlement, unauthorized use of vehicles, and receiving goods stolen by another person fall under the umbrella of larceny in Hampton Roads. A person convicted of larceny may also be liable to civil penalties and charged additional fines and reparations to victims.

If you have been accused of larceny in Virginia Beach, the Eastern Shore, or anywhere in Hampton Roads, you require the professional counsel of Bush and Taylor. Our attorneys have experience in petit and grand larceny cases and are prepared to gather the evidence needed for a solid defense. We provide discretion regarding all cases and deliver expert representation.

Contact Bush and Taylor today for more information on how we can defend you or a loved one for larceny in Virginia Beach, Suffolk, the Eastern Shore, and other parts of Hampton Roads, Virginia.