ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: 18.2-95 Felony Grand Larceny charge for shoplifting at Nordstroms in Arlington VA was DISMISSED in Circuit Court, while a related False Identification to Law Enforcement charge, 19.2-82.1, was DROPPED at the Preliminary Hearing in General District Court previously.
Arlington County Courthouse, 1425 N Courthouse, Arlington, VA 22201
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Virginia Larceny / Shoplifting Laws:
§ 18.2-95. Grand larceny defined; how punished.
Any person who (i) commits larceny from the person of another of money or other thing of value of $5 or more, (ii) commits simple larceny not from the person of another of goods and chattels of the value of $200 or more, or (iii) commits simple larceny not from the person of another of any firearm, regardless of the firearm’s value, shall be guilty of grand larceny, punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not less than one nor more than twenty years or, in the discretion of the jury or court trying the case without a jury, be confined in jail for a period not exceeding twelve months or fined not more than $2,500, either or both.
§ 19.2-82.1. Giving false identity to law-enforcement officer; penalty.
Any person who falsely identifies himself to a law-enforcement officer with the intent to deceive the law-enforcement officer as to his real identity after having been lawfully detained and after being requested to identify himself by a law-enforcement officer, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.