Larceny in a Building

The Michigan Legislature defines Larceny in a Building as:

750.360 Larceny; places of abode, work, storage, conveyance, worship and other places.

Sec. 360.

Any person who shall commit the crime of larceny by stealing in any dwelling house, house trailer, office, store, gasoline service station, shop, warehouse, mill, factory, hotel, school, barn, granary, ship, boat, vessel, church, house of worship, locker room or any building used by the public shall be guilty of a felony.

This is a very broad law. There are few venues for larceny that do not fall within the broad purview of this strict law. If you have been charged with larceny in a building, it is important that you take action to protect your clean criminal record.

An experienced attorney can work to have this type of charged reduced. Through negotiations with a prosecutor or city attorney it may be possible to have the principle charge dismissed, and to plead guilty to a lower level crime. Our attorneys work in all Metro Detroit courts and have worked with the city attorneys and prosecutors in the past to negotiate good deals for our clients.

A felony on your criminal record can have serious consequences. For example, you would have to disclose a theft crime when you apply for job applications. Even if you are equally qualified as another candidate, that conviction could be what tips the balance in favor of the other applicant. Furthermore, if you have any other crimes on your record you would not be eligible for an expungment. Even if this is the only crime on your record, this means you are basically on probation for the rest of your life and will have to use your only expungement to deal with this unfortunate circumstance. This is one circumstance where some upfront investment can reap dividends in protecting your reputation and your pocketbook.

Don’t take a risk on your rights—call one of our criminal defense attorneys at (248) 398-7100  for a free consultation or contact us with a private message, we can help you put this in your past quickly, so you can move on with your life.

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