What Is the Penalty for Larceny in Massachusetts?


The maximum penalty for larceny depends on the specific larceny charge you’re facing. If you’re charged with:

Larceny Under $1,200, a misdemeanor – Maximum penalty is 1 year in the House of Corrections and a $1,500 fine.
Larceny Over $1,200, a felony – Maximum penalty is 5 years in State Prison and $25,000 fine.

Keep in mind that this is only for a Larceny by Stealing. More severe punishment is possible depending on other factors.


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