If you live in Connecticut and have been charged with the crime of larceny, embezzlement or shoplifting, contact a criminal defense lawyer who will work hard to obtain a favorable resolution in your case.
In Connecticut, stealing property less than $1,000 is a misdemeanor, stealing property over $1,000 is a felony offense and theft of property valued at over $10,000 is called grand larceny or first-degree larceny. If you are charged with stealing a small amount of property you may face jail time but the stigma of having a criminal offense on your record can impair your ability to travel, get a job, or continue on with education for certain degrees. Depending on the value of the property you are charged with stealing, or if you are a first-time offender there are programs available that may result in a dismissal of the charges, leaving you without a criminal record.
There are several diversionary programs available including Accelerated Rehabilitation and possibility of pardons that can help you get charges dismissed and records cleared. If you are facing a larceny charge in Connecticut and need professional legal advice pertaining to your case, contact an attorney at the law office of Weber & Rubano, LLC.