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Larceny simply means the act of stealing property. Michigan has a set of defined crimes that criminalize larceny. Some larceny crimes are considered felonies and others are misdemeanors. This depends on the value of the property and what property is in question.
If you have been charged with larceny in Michigan, it is important to seek the assistance of a criminal defense attorney. An experienced attorney can help you understand the charges against you and work with you to build a strong defense.
Michigan's Different Larceny Laws
What is Retail Fraud?
In Michigan, retail fraud is a type of property crime that involves the theft of merchandise or goods from a retail establishment. Retail fraud can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the value of the merchandise involved and the circumstances of the crime.
There are three main types of retail fraud in Michigan:
Retail fraud in the first degree: This is the most serious charge for retail fraud and is a felony offense. It involves the theft of merchandise valued at more than $1,000.
Retail fraud in the second degree: This charge is also a felony and applies to the theft of merchandise valued at $200 to $1,000.
Retail fraud in the third degree: This is the least serious retail fraud charge and is a misdemeanor offense. It involves the theft of merchandise valued at less than $200.
In addition to the value of the merchandise, the circumstances of the crime can also affect the severity of the charge. For example, if the person accused of retail fraud used a self-checkout machine to alter the price of the merchandise, they may face a more serious charge.
Call an Attorney who can defend your rights!
Any Larceny charge can result in serious long-term consequences. Even misdemeanor charges should be handled with diligence and a keen legal eye. Call Duplessis Law for reliable defense against your case.