Larceny From a Building

Laceny from a Building is the stealing or the wrongful taking in a building of the personal property of another.

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:
  1. That the defendant took and carried away property;
  2. 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;
  3. That the property belonged to another person; and
  4. That the defendant did so with the intent to deprive that person of that property permanently.
Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis has extensive experience in defending persons charged with the crime of Larceny From a Building, as well as other Theft Crimes.

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