If charged with larceny, you should understand the potential punishments that you might face. Because there are six degrees of larceny, each one has a different classification. Also, each has a different set of penalties attached to it. The amount of fines and jail time you could face depends on the classification of the crime. You can find this information represented in the chart below.
|Class B Felony||1 to 20 years||Up to $15,000|
|Class C Felony||1 to 10 years||Up to $10,000|
|Class D Felony||1 to 5 years||Up to $5,000|
|Class A Misdemeanor||Up to one year||Up to $2,000|
|Class B Misdemeanor||Up to six months||Up to $1,000|
|Class C Misdemeanor||Up to three months||Up to $500|
As you can see, the penalties and classifications of larceny can differ greatly. You might face just a few months in jail and a fine of a few hundred dollars. Or, you could face decades in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. No matter what penalties you face, it is in your best interest to defend yourself against the charges and try to avoid any punishments. The best way to defend yourself in court is by hiring a criminal defense lawyer to oversee your case and build your defense.