Governor Signs New Law Increasing Grand Larceny Threshold to $1,000.00

Mar 6, 2020 | Criminal Law

Under current law, a person can be charged with Grand Larceny (as opposed to Petit Larceny) for theft – not from a person- of money or goods valued at $500.00 or more.

As of July 1, 2020, that threshold will increase to $1,000.00.

The new law increases the threshold for other similar charges as well – such as Bad Checks, False Statements to Obtain Credit, etc.

Grand Larceny is punishable by up to a year in jail, or 20 years in prison, as well as a fine of up to $2,500.00.

See the history and bill text here.

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