New York Grand Larceny Defense Lawyers

Mayo Bartlett is a Grand Larceny Defense Lawyer who has the experience and dedication that  you or your loved one needs on their side when facing theft charges.  He is a former Westchester County prosecutor who served more than 10 years in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office in White Plains New York.  He has also been a Grand Larceny Defense Lawyer since 2003, and he was selected as a Super Lawyer, and as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers.  Mayo has a thorough understanding of police procedure from years spent working with officers and detectives in White Plains and throughout Westchester County, New York City and the Hudson Valley.  He has handled thousands of criminal case, including hundreds of Grand Larceny cases, and has successfully had many felony charges reduced to misdemeanors, violations, or had them dismissed entirely.  He has obtained a verdict of not guilty for a variety of charges that would have resulted in sentences of decades, and sometimes life in prison.

Mayo Bartlett has extensive experience in New York State and Federal Courts,  and he is familiar with every aspect of handling Theft related cases including Grand Larceny and Petit Larceny, from the investigative stage through trial.  Our criminal defense team works frequently with private investigators and forensic experts to provide you with the best defense.

New York Grand Larceny Cases

All Theft related cases are serious allegations. Whether a simple theft of an inexpensive item (Petit Larceny), or a major theft of millions of dollars (Grand Larceny) your life may be permanently altered.  The punishments for these crimes can mean years, or decades in prison, as well as the loss of your assets.  If you or a loved one is facing Larceny charges, choosing an attorney to defend your case is one of the most important — if not the most important — decisions you will ever have to make. It is absolutely critical that you retain the services of an aggressive, highly experienced criminal defense attorney with a proven track record as soon as you possibly can.

Simply stealing a Happy Meal from McDonald’s is Petit Larceny.  Petit Larceny is found under New York Penal Law 155.25 and it is a Class A Misdemeanor which carries a sentence of put to one year in prison.  

If you steal something worth more than $1000.00 (possibly an iPad and a pair of sunglasses), you may be charged with Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree.  Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree is found in New York Penal Law 155.30 a Class E Felony which carries a maximum penalty of up to 4 years in prison.  You may be charged with Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree if you steal the following:

1.    Steal Property worth more than $1000.00; or 

2. Property consists of a public  record,  writing  or  instrument

      kept, filed or deposited according to law with or in the keeping of any

      public office or public servant; or

3. The property consists of secret scientific material; or

4. The property consists of a credit card or debit card; or

5. The property, regardless of its nature and value, is taken from the

  person of another; or

6. The property, regardless of its nature and value,  is  obtained  by

  extortion; or

7. The property consists of one or more firearms, rifles or shotguns,

  as such terms are defined in section 265.00 of this chapter; or

8. The value of the property  exceeds  one  hundred  dollars  and  the

  property  consists of a motor vehicle, as defined in section one hundred

  twenty-five of the vehicle and traffic law, other than a motorcycle,  as

  defined in section one hundred twenty-three of such law; or

 9. The property consists of a scroll, religious vestment, a vessel, an

  item   comprising   a   display  of  religious  symbols  which  forms  a

  representative expression of  faith,  or  other  miscellaneous  item  of

  property which:

    (a) has a value of at least one hundred dollars; and

    (b)  is  kept  for or used in connection with religious worship in any

  building, structure or upon the curtilage of such building or  structure

  used  as  a  place  of  religious worship by a religious corporation, as

  incorporated under the religious corporations law or the education law.

10. The property consists of an access device which the person intends

  to use unlawfully to obtain telephone service.

 11. The property consists of anhydrous ammonia  or  liquified  ammonia

  gas  and  the  actor  intends to use, or knows another person intends to

  use, such anhydrous ammonia or  liquified  ammonia  gas  to  manufacture


Grand Larceny in the Third Degree is found under New York Penal Law155.35. Grand Larceny in the Third Degree is a Class D Felony and carries a maximum sentence of Seven Years in prison.  A person is guilty of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree when he or she steals property and:

    1.  the value of the property exceeds three thousand dollars, or

    2.  the  property is an automated teller machine or the contents of an

         automated teller machine.


Grand Larceny in the Second Degree is found under New York Penal Law 155.40. Grand larceny in the Second Degree is a Class C Felony and carries a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.

A  person  is  guilty  of  Grand  Larceny in the Second Degree when he or she steals property and when:

    1. The value of the property exceeds fifty thousand dollars; or

    2. The property, regardless of its nature and value,  is  obtained  by

        extortion committed by instilling in the victim a fear that the actor or

        another  person  will  (a)  cause  physical injury to some person in the

        future, or (b) cause damage  to  property,  or  (c)  use  or  abuse  his 

        position as a public servant by engaging in conduct within or related to

        his  official  duties,  or by failing or refusing to perform an official

        duty, in such manner as to affect some person adversely.

Grand Larceny in the First Degree is found under New York Penal Law Section 155.42.  Grand Larceny in the First Degree is a Class B Felony and carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.  A person is guilty of grand larceny in the first degree when he or she steals property and when the value of the property exceeds one million dollars.

If you have previously been convicted of a crime you may face a greater sentence.

Our Grand Larceny Defense Lawyers work as part of a criminal defense team which consists of experienced attorneys, forensic experts and private investigators with law enforcement experience.  We will carefully scrutinize all of the allegations against you and we will present evidence of your innocence to to prosecutor in an effort to avoid charges if they have not already been filed, or to get filed charges reduced or dismissed.  We have successfully avoided charges for bankers who were being investigated for fraud by both New York State, and Federal prosecutors in White Plains, Westchester County and New York City.  Let us help you.

With offices located in the Westchester Financial Center which is one block from the White Plains Train Station and bus depot, and two blocks from the Westchester County Court, our criminal defense team handles felonies in Federal Court, as well as New York State Courts in New York City, Westchester County, including White Plains, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Rye, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, Armonk, Chappaqua, Greenburgh, Elmsford, Valhalla, New Rochelle, Bronxville, Eastchester, Scarsdale, Mamaroneck, Hartsdale, Harrison, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Port Chester, Croton on Hudson, Somers, Yorktown, Cortlandt, Ossining, Southeast, Brewster, Briarcliff, Putnam Valley, Larchmont, Katonah, Bedford, Ardsley, Hastings, IrvingtonMount Kisco, New Castle, North Castle, Lewisboro, South Salem, North SalemPelham, Nyack, Tuckahoe, Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, PleasantvillePutnam County, Dutchess County, Rockland County, Ulster County and throughout the Hudson Valley.

Mayo appears almost every week on a legal panel featured on Richard French Live which is available on WRNN.  The show is taped live every Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. and airs throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, including the five boroughs of New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, the Washington DC Metro Area, Dallas, Houston, San Fransisco and Los Angeles

If you or someone you know is facing allegations of Larceny and Theft Related Crimes including Identity Theft, Grand Larceny and Petit Larceny, don’t hesitate.  Contact Mayo Bartlett now and let our theft defense lawyers begin the fight to keep your freedom.

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