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Waterbury Theft Crimes Lawyer

Experienced Defense Against Theft Charges in New Haven, Hartford & Litchfield Counties

If you have been charged with a theft crime, it is crucial to seek qualified legal assistance immediately. Even if your offense doesn’t seem serious, the consequences might be. Whether you made a mistake or have been wrongfully accused, our experienced theft crimes lawyer in Waterbury can help protect your constitutional rights.

For 13 years, the Law Offices of Michael T. Barrett has offered reliable, honest, and effective legal representation to clients who deserve a second chance. Let us help you tell your side of the story and demonstrate your innocence. By convincing the court that this won’t happen again, you may be able to avoid a criminal sentence.

To speak with a skilled theft crime defense attorney who has your best interest in mind, contact us at (203) 448-4431 today.

Understanding Larceny Laws in Connecticut

Connecticut law refers to theft as larceny. Larceny involves taking someone else’s property intentionally, without their permission, and with the intent to permanently deprive them of the property. There are a variety of unlawful acts that can be charged as larceny.

Common Types of Larceny Offenses

The most common types of larceny include:

  • Shoplifting
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Failure to pay wages
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Taking property by pretense
  • Theft of services
  • Fraudulent use of an ATM

What are the Different Degrees of Larceny in Connecticut?

In Connecticut, there are six degrees of larceny and each carries a separate penalty. The degree of larceny is determined by the value of the property taken:

  • First-Degree: More than $20,000
  • Second-Degree: $10,000 - $20,000
  • Third-Degree: $2,000 - $10,000
  • Fourth-Degree: $1000 - $2,000
  • Fifth-Degree: $500 - $1,000
  • Sixth-Degree: Less than $500

What are the Penalties for Larceny in Connecticut?

The penalties for larceny, based on the degree of the charge, include:

  • 1st Degree (Class B felony): Maximum fine of $15,000 and up to 20 years in prison
  • 2nd Degree (Class C felony): Maximum fine of $10,000 and up to 10 years in prison
  • 3rd Degree (Class D felony): Maximum fine of $5,000 and up to 5 years in prison
  • 4th Degree (Class A misdemeanor): Maximum fine of $2,000 and up to one year in prison
  • 5th Degree (Class B misdemeanor): Maximum fine of $1,000 and up to six months in prison
  • 6th Degree (Class C misdemeanor): Maximum fine of $500 and up to three months in jail

Contact Our Waterbury Theft Crimes Attorney Today

With the Law Offices of Michael T. Barrett on your side, you can count on quality representation and personalized service.

Our Waterbury theft crimes lawyer is prepared to develop a strategic legal defense that could result in the charges against you being reduced or dropped altogether.

To set up a free consultation to discuss your legal options, contact our skilled theft crime attorney today at (203) 448-4431 or fill out an online contact form.

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