Items stolen are worth $500 or less: fines of up to $250
Items stolen are worth more than $500: fine from $100 to $500, jail time for up to 60 days, or both
Items stolen are worth $500 or less: fines from $100 to $500 or jail time for up to 6 months, or both
Items stolen are worth more than $500: fine of at least $500 or jail time for 6 months to 1 year, or both
Fine from $500 to $5,000 and imprisonment for 1 to 10 years
If a check is written to an establishment or another person while there are insufficient funds to cover it, you may be facing charges. If the intent is to defraud, then writing a bad check is a crime, namely, “larceny”. Grand larceny and petit larceny are the charges that will be brought against a person who intends to commit fraud by writing and delivering a check with insufficient funds. Grand larceny yeilds a punishment of fines up to $2,500, jail time of up to one year, or even imprisonment for one to 20 years, depending on the severity of the crime. Petit larceny is a misdemeanor and punishable by up to one year in jail. If you have been charged with writing a bad check, contact The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC, in Roanoke, VA, today.
Embezzlement is regarded as a type of property theft, and is punishable according to the value of what was stolen. For instance, penalties for stolen property worth less than $200 yield a fine of up to $2,500, up to a year in jail, or both. If the property stolen is worth more than $200, the penalty may be up to the discretion of the judge; a fine of up to $2,500, up to a year in jail, or both, or one to 20 years in prison. If you have been charged with or have been the victim of embezzlement in Southwest Virginia, contact The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC, for reliable legal service.