26th November 2019


Can you go to jail for larceny?

Larceny is usually classified as a misdemeanor offense. Misdemeanors are punishable by criminal fines and in some cases, a jail sentence of less than one year in a county jail. Certain types of thefts may be classified as a less serious offense, resulting only in a citation or a fine.

Also know, is petty larceny a felony?

It is distinguished from grand larceny which is theft of property of greater worth, which is a felony punishable by a term in state prison. Petty larceny is a misdemeanor punishable at maximum with a term in the county jail.

How long can you go to jail for petty larceny?

But even with probation you could be sentenced up to 6 month in jail and if your case is filed as a petty theft with a prior it could be carry up to a year as a misdemeanor and up to 3 years state prison as a felony.
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