New York Theft Crime Attorney
Theft is the illegal taking of another's property without the owner's consent and with the intent to permanently deprive the rightful owner of his property. There are two types of theft: petit larceny and grand larceny. Petit larceny is a misdemeanor punishable by fines, probation, and sometimes jail. Grand larceny is a felony involving the intentional stealing of property valued over $1,000. Grand larceny is punishable by imprisonment. The consequences of a theft conviction can be more severe for a non-U.S. citizen because it involves crimes of moral turpitude. Crimes of moral turpitude are grounds for removal of non-U.S.citizens. If guilty of a theft crime, a non-U.S. citizen could face removal proceedings and deportation.
Examples of theft:
** This non-exhaustive list serves as examples of crimes that may be considered theft **
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