Dallas, TX asked in Criminal Law for New York

Q: Charged with grand larceny for taking a wallet left in a store want me to plead to felony 5 years po and pay 190 restit

My question how can they prove that there was 190 dollars in wallet and how is that grand larceny?

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Elena Fast
Elena Fast
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Grand Larceny under NY law is items valued at $1,000 or more, or when the property taken consists of a debit card or a credit card. Chances are, if it’s a wallet, there was at least one debit card or a credit card in there. Your discovery would show that information.

As far as where the $190 comes from, the complaining witness’ word alone is sufficient for the value of $ they had. Hope this helps.

Peter Wade Kolp
Peter Wade Kolp
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • BROOKLYN, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: In New York State that would not be a felony.

grand theft in Texas refers t the theft of property with a value in excess of $500. ... There are two areas of grand theft: misdemeanor grand theft and felony grand theft. If the value of the stolen goods was in excess of $500 but $1500 or less, the individuals will be charged with a Class A misdemeanor.

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