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Larceny is the taking of personal property accomplished by fraud or stealth, and with intent to deprive another thereof. Larceny can also occur when a person, who finds lost property, and knows the identity of the true owner, does not make a good faith effort to return to the property. Petit Larceny is any larceny that is not defined as grand larceny—meaning any taking that is under $1,000 and not taken off the person of another. If you or a loved one is facing Larceny charges in Oklahoma, you need to retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
The statute for Petit Larceny is OKLA. STAT. tit. 21 § 1704, which states that “Grand larceny is larceny committed in either of the following cases: When the property taken is of value exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00); or when such property, although not of value exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), is taken from the person of another. Larceny in other cases is petit larceny.”
Elements of the Crime
In order to be convicted of Petit Larceny in Oklahoma, the prosecution must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt. The criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are FIERCE ADVOCATES for every client and will hold the government to their burden in your case. In order to be convicted of this crime; the government must prove:
2) carrying away;
3) of personal property;
4) of another;
5) of value;
6) by fraud or stealth;
7) with the intent to deprive permanently.
Oklahoma Jury Instruction #5-94.
What the Skilled Lawyers at Cannon & Associates Can Do For You
Being charged with Petit Larceny in Oklahoma is a serious matter. The Oklahoma criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are Fierce Advocates for Families and Freedom and will fight for you! At Cannon & Associates, we have extensive criminal defense experience, and will be with you every step of the way. We will take care to explain the issues and options to get you to your desired result and support you in this difficult time.
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