A Blog by New York Shoplifting Lawyer Jason Stern
SHOPLIFTING BACKGROUND CHECKS IN NEW YORK
One of the more common questions that clients who have been charged with Shoplifting (Petit Larceny 155.25) in New York ask is:
WILL THIS SHOW UP ON MY RECORD?
WILL THIS SHOW UP ON A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK?
And the answer to this question is a lawyerly ‘MAYBE’. The first thing you need […]
NYC Shoplifting and Loss Prevention
Loss prevention officers or LP, as they are sometimes called, must follow strict criteria of rules if they are to carry out their job to the letter. Often they have to make sure the item they have spotted being placed into a handbag, rucksack or personal bag, rather than a trolley, […]
What is Petit Larceny?
Shoplifting, or Petit Larceny as it is known in New York is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail. In New York, petit larceny involves the theft of an item or items with a total value of less than $1000. Petit Larceny is found in the Criminal […]
Shoplifting: Avoiding a Criminal Record with StopLift
Here’s the scenario: You’ve been caught shoplifting. You’re in a panic, wondering if you are going to wind up in jail or with a criminal record. You have your court date coming up and you can’t sleep. And yet no one, including your lawyer or the public defender, has […]
Century 21 Shoplifting Policies and How to Handle It
As New York City’s top Shoplifting Lawyer, I am frequently called upon to represent defendants accused of shoplifting from a variety of New York’s most prominent department stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Macy’s and Nordstrom. But perhaps the most common shoplifting case that comes across my […]
Queens Shoplifting Prosecution Now Conducted In-House
From The New York Times
The A & N Food Market on Main Street in Flushing, Queens, has an almost entirely Chinese clientele. The inventory includes live eels, turtles and frogs, frozen duck tongue and canned congee. These goods, like products sold in every neighborhood of the city, attract their share […]
Petit Larceny: Not Always Petty
Copyright (c) 2008-2012 Warren Redlich
Petit Larceny, sometimes referred to as Petty Larceny, is defined in New York State as a theft of property valued at less than $1000. In contrast, Grand Larceny is a theft of property at least $1000 in value.
A lot of people mistakenly assume that a misdemeanor is […]
The Dangers of Shoplifting
Most shoplifting crimes are committed by younger people. Some are just giving in to the moment, accepting a dare, or asserting what they feel is independence, however misinformed they may be, and are no real threat to society. The best we can hope for these young people is to see the error […]