FAIRFAX VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT:Va Code 18.2-95 Felony Grand Larceny charge for shoplifting at Macy’s in Fairfax Virginia was AMENDED and REDUCED to a Misdemeanor Larceny charge. The penalty is 6 months of probation. Related Va Code 18.2-94 Felony Possession of Burglarious Tools charge was DROPPED at the Preliminary Hearing.
Fairfax County General District Court, 4110 Chainbridge Road, Fairfax Virginia 22030.
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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.
§ 18.2-96. Petit larceny defined; how punished.
Any person who:
1. Commits larceny from the person of another of money or other thing of value of less than $5, or
2. 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.
§ 18.2-94. Possession of burglarious tools, etc.
If any person have in his possession any tools, implements or outfit, with intent to commit burglary, robbery or larceny, upon conviction thereof he shall be guilty of a Class 5 felony. The possession of such burglarious tools, implements or outfit by any person other than a licensed dealer, shall be prima facie evidence of an intent to commit burglary, robbery or larceny.