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Are there consequences on a michigan larceny charge?

Asked on Jan 23rd, 2012 on Criminal Law - Michoacán
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The value of merchandise in range of 200 to 1000 dollars, no previous convictions. What are the consequences on a michigan larceny charge?
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Answered on Jun 19th, 2013 at 10:59 PM
The possible consequences would depend on previous record and facts of the case.

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Answered on Feb 22nd, 2012 at 10:17 AM
It sounds like you may be describing an offense called Retail Fraud, Second Degree, a misdemeanor. I'd strongly recommend you exercise your right to council by either retaining a criminal defense attorney or requesting that the court appoint you one payable at the public's expense. You are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If convicted of retail fraud, second degree, the maximum possible penalties include "imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $2,000.00 or 3 times the value of the difference in price, property stolen, or money or property obtained or attempted to be obtained, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine" MCL 750.356d, probation up to two years, community service, or other sanctions. However, those are the maximum possible penalties. I'd recommend you privately consult with a defense attorney regarding this matter.

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Answered on Feb 20th, 2012 at 11:38 AM
In Michigan a larceny is a felony if the property value is $1,000 or more. Felony larceny carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison. Misdemeanor larceny carries a penalty of no more than 1 year in jail. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor larceny, and you have no previous convictions, you will probably not spend much time in jail, and the judge could give you probation.

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Answered on Feb 17th, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Lots of consequences to any theft conviction. First it will make it hard to get a job. What employers wants to hire a thief Second you will have a record. Third if you have a job your employer might let you go. The conviction will bar you from a number of jobs.

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Answered on Feb 17th, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Larceny $200 - $100 is a 1-yr misdemeanors in Michigan MCL 750.356. Max fine is $2,000 or 3x the value, whichever is greater and up to 1 yr in jail and up to 2 yrs probation. With nothing on your record, you may be able to plea to Larceny under $200, or a Deferred sentence under MCL 771.1, or YTA (if age eligible) or U/A under a 1st offender program. It will depend on your Court and Judge. You need to hire an attorney to explain all of this and to assist you.

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Answered on Feb 17th, 2012 at 9:22 PM
Fines, Costs, probation, work program, classes, treatment, a felony record and last but not least, jail or prison. Speak to an attorney before saying anything to the police!

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Answered on Feb 17th, 2012 at 2:37 PM
The charge can be a felony or a misdemeanor depending upon where and how the theft occurred. Larceny can be charged as a local ordinance, which carries a maximum possible punishment of 93 days. Larceny between $200 and $1000 can be a 1 year maximum misdemeanor. Larceny in a building is a 4 year felony, Larceny from a person is a 10 year felony. If the theft occurred from an automobile or if a breaking and entering occurred - there are different charges for that. The prosecutor's office and Judge assigned to the case can make a big difference in terms of the ultimate resolution of the case. I would suggest that you hire a lawyer to help you get the best possible result.

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