At the Cambridge, Massachusetts Criminal Defense Firm of Caselden Law, we understand the complex case law pertaining to all Larceny and Theft crimes. Under Massachusetts Law, the larceny charges are separated into a few distinct crimes based on the alleged circumstances. Some of the more common larceny / theft crimes are:

  • Larceny Under $250
  • Larceny Over $250
  • Shoplifting
  • Larceny From the Person
  • Larceny by Check
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Larceny from a Boat, Building or Railroad Car
  •  Receiving / Refusing to Return Stolen Property

When defending a larceny charge, it is important to examine all of the statements and physical evidence being offered by the prosecution to support a guilty finding. Depending on the evidence and the circumstances surrounding the police procedures in obtaining the information and items, certain evidence may be excluded from evidence. In order to exclude evidence from trial, your Boston larceny defense lawyer will file and present the appropriate Motions to Suppress Evidence in court. Many situations may lead to the exclusion of certain evidence including an improper search & seizure, improper identification procedures and other police procedures.

In order to prove a criminal larceny charge in Massachusetts, the prosecuting district attorney must prove every element of the case beyond a reasonable doubt. While each larceny charge has distinct elements, the basic elements of a simple misdemeanor larceny charge are that the defendant took and carried away the personal property of another person with the intent to unlawfully deprive the owner permanently of the use of it.

The penalties for a conviction of a larceny offense vary widely depending on the specific offense charged. Certain larceny crimes, such as larceny under $250, are considered misdemeanor criminal offenses while other crimes, such as larceny over $250 is categorized as a felony offense.

Boston Larceny Criminal Defense Law Firm


At Caselden Law, we understand that being charged with a larceny or theft crime can be a very stressful time. We will aggressively represent you in court and will work tirelessly to ensure that no legal avenue is left unexplored. We will carefully analyze the police reports, statements and all other evidence that the prosecution plans to offer at trial and will file a Motion to Suppress on all evidence which may potentially be excluded. Furthermore, we will explore the option of negotiating an acceptable plea agreement short of trial if applicable to your case.

We represent clients facing larceny charges in courthouses in Boston and throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with top-quality legal representation. As your criminal defense attorney, we will careful construct the most effective legal defense available in order to achieve the best result possible in your case.

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