A man from New York was arrested in AuSable Township for stealing a gun from a local store. The police were called to Haglund’s sporting good store where a clerk reported that the man took a gun out of the display case and then fled in a black Jeep. Officers located the vehicle and arrested the 26-year-old man. They found the gun behind a cabin where the man was staying. He is being charged with larceny in a building, possession of a firearm by a felon, and larceny of a firearm.
In Michigan, criminal laws refer to theft as larceny. When a person commits larceny in Michigan, that person is stealing property that belongs to another individual. This property could be money, receipts, goods, real estate deeds, public records, and much more.
Like most states, Michigan classifies larceny offenses as either a misdemeanor or a felony based on the dollar value of the property that was stolen and sometimes based on the circumstances surrounding the theft.
When a defendant has previously been convicted of a larceny offense, any subsequent conviction can carry a penalty that is one degree of severity higher than the offense with which they are being charged. For example, if a person is accused of petty theft for goods less than $200, but has been convicted of larceny before, then that person could receive a penalty for second-degree larceny instead.
Having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side if you are facing charges of larceny is your best option. An experienced attorney can review your case and develop the best possible defense strategy.
The attorneys at Nickola Law have decades of experience representing defendants in a variety of criminal cases, including larceny. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. You can have peace of mind knowing that we will use every possible tactic available under the law to protect your rights.
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