Hopewell, Virginia: Petit Larceny Misdemeanor Dismissed
Today in Hopewell General District Court, I represented a client charged with Petit Larceny which is written in the Code of Virginia under section 18.2-96. which states:
“Any Person Who: Commits simple larceny not from the person of another of goods and chattels of the value of less than $200, except as provided in subdivision (iii) of § 18.2-95, shall be deemed guilty of petit larceny, which shall be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.”
Petit Larceny is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison and/or a $2500. If convicted, it will show up on your criminal record. Employers, as well as anyone else doing a background check, will see the misdemeanor conviction.
Today in Hopewell General District court I represented a defendant facing a Petit Larceny <$200 charge. I was able to successfully argue for a dismissal. Note: Nolle Prosequi (as soon below) is a legal term meaning the case was dropped.