This would be what is called "petit larceny" And is a class A misdemeanor
It carries a possible penalty of up to 1 year in jail. However,
with a first time offender probabtion is possible
On a misdemeanor of this nature, generally, a summons is issued for a court date. There is no arrest
And such a crime even if convicted is generally not cause for an immigration or deportation hearing
Ok thanks. So probation means no prison time? And no arrest even if the person is a European citizen?
Correct and correct
But if they get a summons to court, they must go on that date
Just to be completely sure that I understand?
If they fail to appear in Court as directed by the Summons, then a Bench warrant will be issued for the arrest
So they have to appear at the court date as directed on a summons
Ok thanks. And it would be possible to leave the country in the mean time, as long as the person is back in court as summen?
Yes. If they are not under a Bond
And if they get a summons for court, and there is no bond, then they are free to travel.
As long as they make all court appearances.
Ok. And it is unlikely that a bond is issued in such a case?
When did this happen?
Great. Thanks very much for your time. more than 3 years ago
Oh. And there has been no court date?
No, and I dont know if anyone found out
So probably no one did.
Is there a summons now? Or are you just concerned that there may be charges?
The statute of limitations to bring such charges is 1 year
So no charges can be brought now anyway
I see. Thats great :-)
Thnaks very much for you good answers
Yea. Good news. In the clear, if seems
Yep. Have a good day
Is statute of limitations to bring charges for theft all 1 year?
Thanks. And there is no exceptions?
Ok. How high should a value be in order for it to be considered a felony?
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX long is the statute of limitations in a 4th?
Which punishment is most likely for being found guilty of accomplice to theft in regards XXXXX XXXXX Larceny 4th? if the person has no criminal record?
Hi again Samuel,
So to summarize: everything below a value of 1000 dollars is considered a petit larceny/class A misdemeanor and has a possible penalty of up to 1 year in jail - however with a first time offender probabtion is possible. In NY the Statute of Limitations is 2 years - without any exceptions?
Ok. And stealing a small sign attached to a tree would fall under this category? Provided a value below 1000 dollars.
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