Larceny From a Building
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 266, Section 20, the statute for the crime of Larceny from a Building, provides punishment upon conviction with up to 2 years in the House of Corrections or up to 5 years in state prison.
In order to prove a defendant guilty of the crime of Larceny from a Building, the prosecutor is required to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That the defendant took and carried away property;
- That the defendant took the property in a building and that the property was under the protection of the building, placed there for safekeeping and not under the eye or personal care of someone in the building;
- That the property belonged to another person; and
- That the defendant did so with the intent to deprive that person of that property permanently.
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