We all know that taking the property of another person is wrong. It is also a crime. Oklahoma law defines larceny as the "taking of personal property accomplished by fraud or stealth, and with intent to deprive another thereof." This covers a wide range of theft offenses, including shoplifting, receiving stolen property, and even embezzlement.
The Yukon theft defense attorneys at Fassio Law can offer you legal advice and representation in connection with any larceny-related criminal case. We can review the charges against you and advise you of your options. In many cases, it may be in your best interest to seek a plea bargain that can minimize the adverse consequences on your life and family. But we can also provide you with experienced trial representation if you decide to present your defense to a judge or jury.
Oklahoma divides criminal larceny into two categories or "degrees." The first is grand larceny. This refers to the theft of property with a value of $1,000 or more. Larceny of property under $1,000 is considered petit larceny.
Petit larceny is a misdemeanor. This means that if convicted, a person faces up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine as punishment. Grand larceny, in contrast, is a felony, and the maximum penalties are as follows:
In addition to larceny, some other theft crimes you can be charged with in Oklahoma include:
A theft conviction not only means potential jail time and substantial fines. It can also negatively affect your ability to find a job, apply to college, and even rent an apartment. So it is in your best interest to explore all possible avenues of defense when accused of theft. Our Yukon theft defense attorneys can help. Contact Fassio Law today at (405) 593-8444 to schedule a free case assessment with a member of our staff.