3 Forms of Grand Larceny in Virginia
Grand Larceny in Virginia is a serious charge, punished with up to 20 years in prison. This legal guide discusses the 3 ways an offender can be convicted of Grand Larceny in Virginia, including Grand Larceny from the Person, Larceny of more than $500 not from the person, and theft of a firearm.
Larceny from the PersonAn offender can be convicted of Grand Larceny in Virginia is he steals more than $5 worth of property from another person. To be considered Grand Larceny from the person, the Commonwealth must prove that the offender took property actually from a person. This means the property was in the other person's physical possession or was in his immediate custody and control when it was taken.
Larceny of Goods Worth More than $500Another way to be convicted of Grand Larceny in Virginia is by committing a theft of goods worth more than $500. Larceny is the unauthorized taking of another person's personal property with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of his property. The value is determined by what the property was worth at the time it was taken.
Larceny of a FirearmTheft of a firearm is always Grand Larceny in Virginia, regardless of the value of the firearm.
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