Larceny and Embezzlement are considered crimes of moral turpitude in Virginia and convictions for these offenses, whether it be a felony or misdemeanor, is likely to have a dramatic impact on your ability to find and maintain employment. Due to the serious nature of these offenses, active incarceration is also possible (even if this is your first charge). The value of the items alleged to have been stolen, as well as your criminal record, will be very significant in the nature of the charges against you.
Richmond Larceny Defense Lawyers:
Generally speaking, a “larceny” is the taking of another’s property without the owner’s consent and with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property that was taken. The types of relevant charges are:
- Petit Larceny (a.k.a misdemeanor theft)
- Grand Larceny (a.k.a. felony theft)
- Embezzlement (incident to employment/entrustment)
Hire a Skilled Virginia Defense Attorney:
Because these charges are crimes of intent, the Commonwealth must prove the intent to steal or embezzle. It is important to speak with a skilled Richmond criminal defense attorney about the different criminal elements of your charges to determine whether you might have a strong defense. Your defense attorney will play a vital role in the case. For that reason, it is important to obtain a criminal defense attorney as soon as you are able–before witnesses forget the incident, memories fade, or documents go missing.
Whether your case is in Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover or any other locality throughout Central Virginia, if you have been charged with larceny or embezzlement, or any other crime alleging lying, cheating or stealing, contact a criminal defense attorney at BoykoNapier immediately at (804) 658-3418.