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Theft Crimes

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  • Dan Hochheiser's Client is Cleared of Shoplifting Charges

    || 2-Apr-2014

    Attorney Daniel Hochheiser was recently hired to represent a Venezuelan tourist who had been wrongfully accused of shoplifting at Macy's. The woman claimed that she had been handcuffed, detained for hours, urged to sign a confession and even pay a fine of $500—all while her 12-year-old son waited for her in the store, unaware of where she had gone. She was then charged with a misdemeanor ...
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  • The Difference Between First, Second & Third Degree Robbery

    || 10-Feb-2014

    In New York State, robbery is defined as "forcible stealing." This means that you could only be charged with this crime if you have used physical force, or threatened to use physical force, in order to take another person's property—unlike larceny, which is generally defined as the act of taking someone else's property with the intent of removing it from their possession ...
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  • Daniel Hochheiser Represents "Shop & Frisk" Victim

    || 4-Dec-2013

    Recently, Attorney Daniel Hochheiser was hired to represent a woman who claims that she was racially profiled, falsely arrested and forcefully separated from her son after the employees of a Macy's store in New York City accused her of stealing. According to María Páez, a 42-year-old woman from Venezuela, she was subjected to a procedure known as the "shop and frisk," ...
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  • What are the Various Penalties for Theft in NYC?

    || 28-Aug-2013

    Theft is general term used to describe a range of crimes in which a person intentionally removed or took property belonging to another individual without his or her permission. Shoplifting, burglary, petit larceny, grand larceny, and armed robbery are all various types of theft crimes. The penalties for theft crimes vary widely, based upon the type of crime committed, whether the person who ...
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  • Over 100 Charged in NYC Identity Theft Ring

    || 29-Oct-2011

    In an ongoing investigation, a total of 111 individuals were charged criminally due to suspected involvement in an identity theft ring that has said to have been spread across many different industries in New York City area. Of the 111 charged, 86 have allegedly been taken into custody, while authorities are still looking for the remaining 25 suspects. Charges range from enterprise corruption, ...
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  • Shoplifting Charges in New York City

    || 4-Nov-2009

    If you are accused of taking merchandise from a store in New York City, you will likely be charged with Petit Larceny and Possession of Stolen Property which are misdemeanors under the New York Penal Law. Conviction of a misdemeanor will mean a criminal record and potential future problems concerning immigration status, school applications, job applications and professional licensing. Hiring an ...
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