What Are the Sentences for 3rd Degree Grand Larceny?


The sentences for grand larceny in most states are fairly clear. However, what some may not be aware of is that there are different levels involved in grand larceny. Under the penal law, the crime of larceny ranges from 4th-degree to 1st-degree grand larceny. It is important to know the differences between each of these levels of larceny.

Definition of 3rd Degree Grand Larceny

  • The crime of larceny under the penal code for each state applies to a person, who through the means of false promise, false pretense, embezzlement or any form of trickery, has the intent of depriving another person of their property. The law also applies to Medicaid cases of fraud. There are four degrees of grand larceny, each with a different classification. Third-degree grand larceny is a Class D felony that applies to all cases of over $3,000 but less than $50,000.


  • Although the amount of prison time associated with 3rd-degree larceny may vary slightly from state to state, the usual amount is up to seven years. Anyone accused of, and found guilty of, 3rd-degree grand larceny can face up to seven years in prison for their crime.

Monetary Amounts Associated with Grand Larceny

  • There is no established amount that needs to be paid by someone found guilty of 3rd-degree grand larceny. However, the amount that needs to be paid by the criminal is often in the thousands, which includes recovery of property stolen as well as fees associated with the crime. Additionally, the criminal must also pay all court fees (which range by court), and lawyer fees (unless they had a court-appointed attorney during the trial).

Degrees of Grand Larceny

  • The least severe of the grand larceny felonies is 4th-degree grand larceny (Class E felony), which includes property that is valued at over $1,000 but less than $3,000. Second-degree grand larceny is a Class C felony and involves property valued at over $50,000 but less than $1 million. The most severe is 1st-degree grand larceny, which is a Class B felony and involves property valued at over $1 million.


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