Theft and Stealing
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 266, Section 30 codifies the crime of larceny in Massachusetts. The law extends to all forms of common law larceny, including embezzlement and larceny by false pretenses. Larceny of property of a value in excess of $250 is a felony punishable by up to five years in the state prison.
You may find yourself the subject of theft allegations at work or even within your own family. It is crucial you contact an experienced attorney once any hint of any accusation arises. Attorney Frank Doran has handled hundreds of case in which an individual has been charged with larceny. These cases have often resulted in resolutions without a criminal record.
Contact Doran & Doran, P.C., to speak with a Framingham theft attorney today.
What Are The Penalties For Larceny?
Despite the severity of the allegation, these cases are often prosecuted in the district court where the penalty cannot exceed 30 months in the house of correction. The prosecution must prove three things beyond a reasonable doubt to convict you of larceny:
- You took and carried away property
- That the property was owned or possessed by someone other than the accused
- That you intended to deprive the person of the property permanently
Store Security Guards To Blame In Many Shoplifting Cases
The Natick Mall, now known as the Natick Collection, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. It is also staffed by some of the most aggressive security personnel in the retail field. It is estimated the stores comprising the Natick Collection lose millions of dollars because of shoplifting each year.
Attorney Doran has handled hundreds of these types of cases. Oftentimes a person’s arrest can be attributed to the overly aggressive store security personnel. Other times an individual experiences some psychiatric trauma leading to activity causing them to be charged with a crime. In any event, attorney Doran can dispose of your case in as favorable terms as possible. Time is often of the essence. Important rights are lost after four business days.
Get A Free Consultation About Your Theft Case
In Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Southborough and throughout the West Metro in Massachusetts, call criminal defense lawyer Frank Doran at 508-653-1761 or contact Doran & Doran, P.C., online. There is no charge for the first meeting.