No two cases in New York involving arrests for theft crimes such as Grand Larceny and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property are alike. Sure, there may be similarities in two Embezzlement cases or two felony Grand Larceny shoplifts, but beyond similarities in the technical arrest or indictment charge, there are often vastly different circumstances. How your theft lawyer or larceny defense attorney utilizes mitigating factors or analyzes the evidence will likely have a tremendous impact on the ultimate resolution in your case. Is it possible you will be forced into a trial or, alternatively, you feel a trial is in your best interest? If not, can your conduct be decreased to a misdemeanor or non criminal offense?
As New York larceny lawyers and New York criminal defense attorneys representing clients throughout the New York City region in crimes ranging from Embezzlement, Tax Fraud and Credit Card Theft to Shoplifting, felonies and misdemeanor stolen property cases, Crotty Saland PC has certainly seen its fair share of white collar crimes. Couple this experience with our two founding members service as Assistant District Attorneys in Manhattan, our criminal defense lawyers have successfully defended and prosecuted countless theft crimes. Do we have a quick answer as to how to beat your case? Do we automatically know the best defense to your arrest? Can we guarantee a particular result? The answer to all these questions is clearly "no," but we certainly have the experience to identify and formulate the best defense we believe will resolve your case in an appropriate and least damaging manner.
Over the past few days and years, Crotty Saland PC has managed to avoid not just felony convictions, but even misdemeanor records for multiple clients all who were alleged to have perpetrated felony shoplifting crimes. In fact, they were arrested for stealing between $1,000 and more than $3,000 worth of clothing. Further, at least one of these clients had a prior arrest record and the other was alleged to have had clippers to remove sensors from clothing. Again, while each case is unique, our New York criminal lawyers were able to avoid jail, probation and any type of criminal record for these alleged transgressions where the original charges were Grand Larceny in the Third and Fourth Degrees.
In a similar case, our criminal attorneys secured a Disorderly Conduct violation for a client accused of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree after it was alleged our client stole multiple computers from a school over multiple dates. In an even better disposition, a client was also charged with multiple counts of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree for allegedly stealing multiple credit cards. That client's case was ultimately dismissed and sealed with an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal or ACD.
Certainly, not all clients walk away from a case without any criminal record. That, however, does not mean a resolution is not favorable. In fact, a client of Crotty Saland PC recently received a misdemeanor plea offer after our client was indicted by a Grand Jury for Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, and other felonies, for allegedly stealing "secret and scientific material." While a criminal misdemeanor plea, the original offer to our client involved jail and a felony record. Further, the misdemeanor plea enabled the theft lawyers at Crotty Saland PC to save our clients licenses and ability to work in the financial sector.
From getting a multimillion dollar Tax Crime investigation dropped without any criminal charges to assisting clients such as teachers, lawyers, physicians and financial services professionals in misdemeanor shoplifting arrests for Petit Larceny (NY PL 155.25) and Fifth Degree Criminal Possession of Stolen Property (NY PL165.40), Crotty Saland PC is as thorough as they are creative in their representation of clients and their successful results. While our lawyers always put their best foot forward, you too should educate yourself on the criminal law, talk to as many attorneys as you believe is appropriate and be active in your criminal defense.
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A New York criminal defense law firm founded by two former Manhattan prosecutors, Crotty Saland PC represents clients throughout the New York City region.