Theft and larceny can best be described as taking something from someone else without their express permission.
Theft and larceny are usually described as either petty or grand.
Petty theft denotes that the item stolen was of less value and grand theft/larceny indicates that the item stolen was of greater value.
Typically items that are worth $500.00 and less are considered petty theft and grand theft is anything worth more than $500.00.
Many people tend to think of petty theft as a crime that isn’t very serious, but this isn’t necessarily true. If you have been arrested for petty theft you must have representation of a criminal defense lawyer.
You should not make any statements to the police or any other person until you have spoken to your attorney and he or she is present. Anything that you say may be used against you in court later, so don’t be fooled into thinking that you need to make a statement or answer questions.