Under the statutory scheme in Connecticut, the grade of the offense of larceny ranges from larceny in the first degree, to larceny in the sixth degree. You might wonder how larceny gets charged for these different degrees. These grades generally depend on the value of the property stolen. So, your charge will depend on what you steal. Also, below, you can find a chart explaining how each degree of larceny gets classified and prosecuted.
Keep in mind that:
- Larceny by extortion constitutes larceny in the first degree.
- Larceny of public records, or any scientific or technical property constitutes larceny in the third degree.
|Degree of Larceny ||Amount of property involved ||Classification |
|First Degree ||Over $10,000 ||Class B Felony |
|Second Degree ||Over $5,000 ||Class C Felony |
|Third Degree ||Over $1,000 ||Class D Felony |
|Fourth Degree ||Over $500 ||Class A Misdemeanor |
|Fifth Degree ||Over $250 ||Class B Misdemeanor |
|Sixth Degree ||$250 or less ||Class C Misdemeanor |
For more information on the degrees of larceny, you can visit our larceny and theft section. Also, in order to start building a defense, you can contact Ruane Attorneys for a free consultation today! As you can see, larceny charges can face prosecution as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the situation. In addition, avoiding a felony conviction and the prison time and fines that go along with it will be essential for you during this time.