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Virginia Criminal Defense Law: Theft And Shoplifting

If you’ve been arrested on suspicion of theft or shoplifting, you need legal representation from experienced criminal defense attorneys.

Big Valley Law has a history of defending those accused of larceny. Our practice has been built on protecting rights and preserving freedom. With Big Valley Law on your side, you will have an aggressive defense whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor.

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We will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances of your arrest, including whether there was probable cause for any search, seizure or arrest. We will carefully review police reports and video surveillance and examine all evidence to make sure we defend your rights to the fullest extent.

If you’re facing petty larceny, grand larceny, shoplifting, robbery or burglary charges, you need Big Valley Law to help defend your rights.

Understanding Virginia Theft And Shoplifting Charges

Theft and shoplifting offenses in Virginia can vary in severity, ranging from petty larceny to grand larceny, and each carries its own set of penalties. Petty larceny involves theft of items valued at less than $1,000, while grand larceny involves theft of items valued at $1,000 or more. Shoplifting, on the other hand, refers specifically to the act of stealing merchandise from a retail establishment.

  • Petty Larceny: Classified as a Class 1 misdemeanor, petty larceny can result in up to 12 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500.
  • Grand Larceny: Classified as a felony, grand larceny can result in a prison sentence ranging from one to 20 years, although the judge or jury may opt for a lesser sentence.
  • Shoplifting: Depending on the value of the stolen goods, shoplifting can be charged as either petty larceny or grand larceny, carrying the corresponding penalties.

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