Shoplifting in New York, from Manhattan to Brooklyn and the Bronx to Queens, is a crime routinely prosecuted by District Attorney’s Offices throughout the New York City region. Surprisingly, while New York criminal defense lawyers regularly handle New York shoplifting cases (often prosecuted under New York Penal Law 155.25 – Petit Larceny or 165.40 – Criminal Possession of Stolen Property), the public is often ignorant of New York shoplifting laws. What are the potential crimes and collateral consequences of a shoplifting arrest or conviction? What is a New York shoplifting Desk Appearance Ticket and what are the court procedures? To help give those arrested for shoplifting a springboard to educate themselves on New York criminal law, Saland Law PC, a New York criminal defense firm founded by two former Manhattan prosecutors, has created a New York Shoplifting information page.
The New York Shoplifting information page is not a substitute for a consultation with or an analysis by your New York criminal lawyer. Instead, the New York Shoplifting information page addresses the the crimes of Petit Larceny (New York Penal Law 155.25), Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree (New York Penal Law 165.40) and the more serious felony crimes associated with shoplifting laws and crimes. Additionally, the New York Shoplifting information page contains links to other information pages relating to the arrest process in New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, etc.) and Desk Appearance Tickets that are often issued for shoplifting arrests. Beyond this, there are links to additional resources addressing shoplifting laws and the collateral consequences of any type of plea including those that do not result in a criminal record. For example, the collateral impact of a shoplifting arrest for a teacher, MBA graduate employed in finance or a physician may be significantly greater than a individual employed in an area where certifications or background checks are not required.
Whether you have been arrested, issued a Desk Appearance Ticket or merely want to learn about New York shoplifting laws, Saland Law PC’s Shoplifting information page is a good source for legal decisions and an interpretation of that law. Further information, including criminal statutes, legal decisions and newsworthy cases, can be found on both the Shoplifting information page and the New York Criminal Lawyer Blog (NewYorkCriminalLawyerBlog.Com). Again, while it is no substitute for an analysis of your particular case, the information contained therein can address questions you might have while also providing you with the knowledge to have an educated conversation with your New York criminal lawyer.
Saland Law PC is a New York criminal defense firm founded by two former Manhattan prosecutors. Saland Law PC represents clients for Shoplifting arrests and Shoplifting Desk Appearances Tickets throughout the New York City region.