At the Law Office of Matthew T. Marin, Esq., Inc., my clients are innocent until proven guilty. If you have been charged with larceny or theft, you need an attorney you can trust to provide you with the highest quality, relentless defense you deserve. I am committed to providing each client with that level of representation, from the beginning to the end.
Under Rhode Island's criminal laws, larceny is synonymous with Theft. If you have been charged with larceny, it means that the State of Rhode Island alleges that you have stolen something. Whether the larceny is charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depends on an estimate of the value of that property.
Larceny of property or money in excess of $500 is a felony in Rhode Island. In addition to a serious criminal conviction, Larceny Over $500 carries with it up to 10 years in jail and up to a $5,000 fine. Larceny of property or money which does not exceed $500 is charged as a misdemeanor offense. As a misdemeanor, a conviction carries with it up to 1 year in jail and up to a $500 fine.
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When I represent a Client, I take all criminal charges extremely seriously. Whether you are facing felony larceny charge involving tens of thousands of dollars or a misdemeanor larceny charge involving only a few dollars, we put all of our skill, experience, and resources to work in your defense.
Taking your case seriously and working every angle to get you the best result possible is our mission. We take a no-nonsense approach and work to deliver great results on every case we take on. Contact Attorney Matthew Marin to see how we might be able to assist you with your Rhode Island larceny charges.
§ 11-41-1 Stealing as larceny
Every person who shall steal any money, goods, or chattels, or any note of the general treasurer of this state for the payment of money, any bank bill, any certificate of any bank or of any public officer or corporation securing the payment of money to any person or certifying it to be due, any certificate of stock in any corporation, any order entitling a person to money or other article, or any bill of exchange, bill of lading, railroad ticket, bond, warrant, obligation, bill, or promissory note for the payment of money, or other valuable property, or any record or paper belonging to any public officer, or any writ, warrant, or other legal process, or any book or part of one containing an account, any receipt for money or other article paid or delivered, any adjustment or document of any kind relating to the payment of money or delivery of any article, any indenture of apprenticeship, or any deed, covenant, indenture, or assurance whatsoever respecting any property, real or personal, shall be deemed guilty of larceny.
§ 11-41-5 Penalties for larceny
(a) Any person convicted of any offense under §§ 11-41-1 – 11-41-6, except § 11-41-3, if the value of the property or money stolen, received, embezzled, fraudulently appropriated, converted, or obtained, received, taken, or secreted by false pretenses or otherwise with intent to cheat, defraud, embezzle, or fraudulently convert exceeds five hundred dollars ($500), or if the property is a firearm as defined in § 11-47-5.1, regardless of its value, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years or by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or both. If the value of the property or money does not exceed five hundred dollars ($500), the person shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500), or both. Any person convicted of an offense under § 11-41-2 who shall be found to have knowingly obtained the property from a person under eighteen (18) years of age, notwithstanding the value of the property, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years or by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or both.
(b) Any person convicted of an offense in violation of §§ 11-41-1 – 11-41-7, except § 11-41-3, which involves a victim who is a person sixty-five (65) years of age or older at the time of the offense and which involves property or money stolen, received, embezzled, fraudulently appropriated, converted, or obtained, received, taken, or secreted by false pretenses or otherwise with intent to cheat, defraud, embezzle, or fraudulently convert, with a value in excess of five hundred dollars ($500), shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than two (2) years but not more than fifteen (15) years or by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or both. If the value of the property or money does not exceed five hundred dollars ($500), the person shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one year but not more than five (5) years or by a fine of not more than three thousand dollars ($3,000), or both.
§ 11-41-6 Attempted larceny
Whoever attempts to commit larceny by doing any act toward the commission of the offense, but fails in its perpetration, shall, unless otherwise provided, suffer the same punishment which might have been inflicted if the attempted offense had been committed.
§ 11-41-7 Larceny from the person
Every person who shall steal or attempt to steal from the person of another any money, goods, chattels, or other article enumerated in § 11-41-1, shall be imprisoned not less than one year nor more than ten (10) years.
As a Rhode Island Larceny Lawyer, Attorney Matthew Marin represents and defends individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony larceny in the following towns and cities: Barrington, Block Island, Bristol, Burrillville, Central Falls, Charlestown, Coventry, Cranston, Cumberland, East Greenwich, East Providence, Exeter, Foster, Glocester, Hopkinton, Jamestown, Johnston, Lincoln, Little Compton, Middletown, Narragansett, Newport, New Shoreham, North Kingstown, North Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Portsmouth, Providence, Richmond, Scituate, Smithfield, South Kingstown, Tiverton, Warren, Warwick, Westerly, West Greenwich, West Warwick, and Woonsocket.