Larceny (theft) exists when someone takes property or goods, which belong to another without consent. In Connecticut theft crimes can vary in severity from misdemeanors like shoplifting to serious felonies such as grand larceny. Hartford criminal defense attorney Salvatore Bonanno has defended many larceny and theft cases for his clients, including:
- Writing bad checks
- Identity theft
Depending on the value of the money or property stolen, a larceny can be either a misdemeanor or felony.
- Misdemeanor: A larceny involving property up to a value $1000 can result in a misdemeanor conviction with a prison sentence of up to 1 year.
- Felony: A larceny involving property up to a value over $1000 can result in felony conviction with a prison sentence from 1 year, up to 20 years.