Have you been charged with larceny in Virginia and need a lawyer to defend you?

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with larceny in Virginia?

As per Virginia Code § 18.2-95,

“Any person who (i) commits larceny from the person of another of money or other thing of value of $5 or more, (ii) commits simple larceny not from the person of another of goods and chattels of the value of $200 or more, or (iii) commits simple larceny not from the person of another of any firearm, regardless of the firearm’s value, shall be guilty of grand larceny, punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not less than one nor more than twenty years or, in the discretion of the jury or court trying the case without a jury, be confined in jail for a period not exceeding twelve months or fined not more than $2,500, either or both.”

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For a lot of our clients, larceny can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance or even their immigration status.

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Binny v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant sought review of the decision of the Circuit Court of Henrico (Virginia), which convicted him of grand larceny in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-95.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • Since Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-118(a) simply speaks of “larceny,” it incorporates the degrees and punishments applicable to petit larceny and grand larceny. The difference comes in the value of the property taken necessary to prove grand larceny. Grand larceny requires proof the stolen property had a value of $ 200 or more, whereas petit larceny consists of any stealing of property worth less than that amount, Va. Code Ann. §§ 18.2-95; 18.2-96. Proof that stolen property had the required statutory value represents an essential element of grand larceny that the Commonwealth must prove beyond a reasonable doubt. Proof that an article stolen has some value is sufficient to warrant a conviction of petit larceny, but where the value of the thing stolen determines the grade of the offense, the value must be alleged and the Commonwealth must prove the value to be the statutory amount.

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Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.