In Oklahoma, petty theft is referred to as “petit larceny” which is to be distinguished from “grand larceny.” A successful prosecution for grand larceny can carry with it a sentence of up to 5 years in prison, while the sentence for petit larceny is up to 6 months in county jail. In either case, an arrest record with a theft charge can cause serious havoc to your professional and career goals as well as your reputation for years to come.
Thus, it is important to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can defend your rights and work towards a dropping of charges, reduction in charges, not guilty verdict, or favorable agreement with prosecutors. Oklahoma City criminal defense attorney J. Patrick Quillian is a former prosecutor with the skills and experience to defend you in all property crime charges.
Grand larceny is defined in Oklahoma as the taking of personal property accomplished by fraud or stealth, and with intent to deprive another thereof, where the property is worth $500 or more OR is taken from another’s person (e.g. pickpocketing), regardless of value. All other larceny is considered petit larceny.
Because a prosecutor can in many cases find facts to support a felony grand larceny charge, working with an experienced criminal defense attorney is important for asserting, among others, the following defenses:
As your attorney, we will fully investigate your situation to present your best defense and develop strategies for success.
Oklahoma City criminal defense attorney Patrick Quillian is a former Oklahoma district attorney who relies on his years of experience in prosecuting cases to provide the best possible defense for all defendants being investigated or charged with petty theft or grand larceny. Contact the office of J. Patrick Quillian, Attorney at Law, today at 405.294.4448 to schedule a free consultation to see what his criminal defense team can do for you.