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Defense against Any Kind of Theft Crime

Theft, known in Connecticut as larceny, is not to be taken lightly. If you are charged with theft in Fairfield County, you need to get a criminal defense attorney on your side as soon as possible. A conviction of larceny could have a major impact on your ability to work, gain employment, and obtain housing.

With the Law Office of James A. Saraceni on your side, you benefit from more than four decades of experience and the insight of a former police officer. Our Norwalk, Connecticut theft lawyer can work with you to uphold your rights throughout case proceedings and advocate for your best interests.

If you are facing theft charges in Norwalk, schedule your consultation to discuss your defense option with an experienced attorney now!

Degrees of Larceny in the State of Connecticut

In Connecticut, there are six degrees of larceny, with each degree carrying a separate penalty. Offenders are charged with different degrees of larceny based on the value of the property that they allegedly took. Some of the most common types of larceny include shoplifting, embezzlement, fraud, and failure to pay wages. These crimes are taken very seriously and could have drastic effects on your future if you are convicted.

The degrees of larceny are:

  • First-degree larceny: $20,000 minimum amount of value stolen
  • Second-degree larceny: $10,000 minimum amount of value stolen
  • Third-degree larceny: $2,000 minimum amount of value stolen
  • Fourth-degree larceny: $1,000 minimum amount of value stolen
  • Fifth-degree larceny: $500 minimum amount of value stolen

In Connecticut, larceny in the 6th degree is most commonly charged as shoplifting. The law is applied to items, property, or services that involve items of value no more than $500 or less.

We Serve Fairfield County, Connecticut Including New Canaan, Bridgeport, Stamford & Fairfield

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Norwalk theft crimes lawyer if you are being investigated or have been charged with larceny in Connecticut. Our firm can help you through this difficult time and provide you with the resources you need to make informed decisions about your future.

Contact the Law Office of James A. Saraceni at (203) 883-0722 for a free consultation.


  • James A. Saraceni is a former police officer.
  • We offer free consultations to all our clients.
  • Put 40 years of legal experience on your side.
  • We offer flexible appointment hours.
  • We are committed to the best possible outcome.