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.

Dismissed Larceny Charges

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