As Larceny attorneys, we have handled many types of larceny offenses in Michigan. According to the Michigan Larceny Statute, MCL 750.356, there are numerous penalties associated with a violation of the statute, including Felony and Misdemeanor punishments.
WHAT IS A LARCENY?
A larceny is the theft of another’s goods, money, or other property. The Michigan Larceny statute punishes for theft in numerous ways, however its main purpose is to punish according to the value of the property taken. For instance, if one is convicted of a larceny of property with a value between $1,000.00 to $20,000.00, they are looking at a 5 year Felony. On the other hand, if the property is valued below $1,000.00, the defendant is facing a Misdemeanor charge of either 1 year or 93 days incarceration, depending on the value of the property stolen.
LARCENY IN A BUILDING
Similar to larceny, a Michigan larceny in a building case, pursuant to MCL 750.360, takes place when it is accused that a larceny took place in any dwelling house, house trailer, office, store, gasoline service station, shop, warehouse, mill, factory, hotel, school, barn, granary, ship, boat, vessel, church, house of worship, locker room or any building used by the public is guilty of a 4 year felony.
As Oakland, Wayne, and Washtenaw Larceny attorneys, expect to have the entire Amberg & Amberg team fighting for you. With innovative motions and defenses, the courage to stand up to tough prosecutors, and the belief in your innocence, we will fight with you to the end. If you or a family member needs our help, call or email us today.