Attorney for Petty Theft

Criminal Attorney for Petty Theft in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and New York City

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The Law office of Robert M Nachamie – Top Petty Theft Defense Attorneys in Westchester

If you have been arrested for a petit theft misdemeanor in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess or New York City, petty theft criminal attorney Robert M. Nachamie is the legal representation that you need. His experience at all levels of the state and federal courts will guarantee the best possible defense. Robert M. Nachamie will fully investigate the evidence and identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. When the evidence is overwhelming, his experience and negotiating skills will secure the minimum sentence possible, through a negotiated plea agreement.

Classification of  Petty Theft (Theft) Offenses in New York

Like most states, New York classifies a theft or larceny crime according to the monetary value of the property involved.  Under New York State law, petty theft crime is defined as

The lowest-level theft offense in New York is called “petit larceny”, petty theft, or petty larceny or which is the unlawful taking of property or services valued at no more than $1,000. New York law classifies petty theft as a class A misdemeanor. (N.Y. Penal Law § 155.25.)

A sentence for conviction of a class A misdemeanor in New York may include imprisonment for a term not to exceed one year and a fine not to exceed $1,000. (Penal Law § 70.15, § 80.05(1).)

Civil Penalties for Petty Theft in Westchester and New York State

In addition to criminal penalties for larceny (as described above), a person who commits shoplifting in New York (or the parent or legal guardian of a minor who commits shoplifting) may be held civilly liable to the store owner or merchant for the following:

  • the retail price of the merchandise, if not returned in a sellable condition, in an amount not to exceed $1,500, plus
  • a penalty not to exceed the greater of five times the retail price or $75, with a cap of $500. (N.Y. Gen. Oblig. Laws § 11-105.)


Robert M. Nachamie–Your Petty Theft Criminal  Attorney Combining Expertise and Compassion
Representing Clients in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and New York City


Robert Nachamie has the experience to obtain the best outcome for your case. Above all, he is an attorney who CARES ABOUT HIS CLIENTS. You are not another case number at a large law firm; you are an individual in need of a meticulous, tenacious and winning attorney.  He will follow up with you and keep you informed about your case.

If you or someone you know have been arrested on a petty theft charge in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess or New York City  please contact petty theft lawyer Robert M. Nachamie.  To learn more, please call us at 914-930-7978 to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Located in Peekskill, New York. Home consultations available.

Petty Theft Criminal Attorney Robert M. Nachamie–Because Everyone Deserves A Second Chance