Larceny Offenses

Larceny is a crime involving the wrongful acquisition – typically a nonviolent theft – of the personal property of another person. State statues generally break larceny down into six different elements. 

These elements are as follows:

  1.  The wrongful taking 
  2.  and carrying away
  3.  the personal property 
  4.  of another person 
  5.  without his or her consent
  6.  with the intent to steal it.


Larceny offenses specifically relate to physical property that can be moved and picked up, not services, ideas or other non-tangible property.  The ‘taking’ element requires the offender to have actual physical control of the property, even if that control is only momentary.

If you have been charged with a larceny offense in Worcester County, contact us to schedule your consultation. We will explain the charges against you, punishments for larceny offense, the judicial process, and possible defense points.

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