Larceny is considered to be the wrongful and fraudulent taking and carrying away, by one person, of the another person’s personal goods, with a felonious intent to convert them to his or her use, and make them his or her property without the owner’s consent. Depending on the value of what was stolen, larceny can be either a felony or misdemeanor. Larceny with the property value over $1,000,000 is a first degree B felony; over $50,000 or by extortion, a second degree C felony; over $3,000,a third degree D felony; over $1,000 or involving a credit card, a fourth degree E felony. Larceny with the property value of any amount is considered to be a Petty Larceny A misdemeanor.
Robbery is the act of depriving someone of their personal property while in their presence through the use of force or fear. As most of the robberies are supposed to be violent, sometimes they result in the harm or murder of their victims. In case of a robbery the property can either be taken from the person or from their immediate surroundings. If a deadly weapon such as a gun is used or the victim suffers physical harm, the act can be classified as “aggravated” and the punishment can become harsher. The punishment can vary from imprisonment, probation, restitution, fines to court approved counseling and other.
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