Theft Crimes

Worcester Theft Crimes Attorney

Protect Yourself with a Hard-Hitting Defense

In the state of Massachusetts, theft crimes are legally known as “larceny,” and simply put involve stealing the property of another person with the intent of depriving them of possession of it. The state’s larceny laws are very broad and also cover other crimes such as fraud and possessing stolen property.

If you are facing theft crime charges, your future could be at serious risk. Theft crimes can carry penalties that include jail time, large fines, restitution, and other repercussions for a guilty conviction. At Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, our team works diligently to prepare a hard-hitting criminal defense to help protect you and your future. Our Worcester criminal defense lawyers place a high value on successful results, meaning we fight hard on your behalf to put the law on your side for each case.

To find out more about theft crime charges in Worcester, call Murphy & Rudolf, LLP at (508) 425-6330 to schedule an initial consultation.

Types of Larceny in Massachusetts

As with many other states in the country, there are three major factors that determine the type of theft charges you are facing: the kind of property that was allegedly stolen, its value, and the nature of the victim. However, unlike many other states, Massachusetts does not classify thefts into “misdemeanor” and “felony” categories.

We may be able to help you with any type of theft crime charges, including:

  • Petty larceny

  • Grand larceny


  • Motor vehicle theft


  • Shoplifting

  • Weapon theft


  • White collar theft


  • Possessing stolen property

Victim Restitution

Massachusetts also requires that perpetrators of larceny against a retail establishment are required to pay restitution for damages between $50 and $500, plus any actual damages to the store owner. This is known as civil liability.

Don’t face your theft crime charges alone; retain a skilled Worcester criminal defense attorney from Murphy & Rudolf, LLP by contacting us today!

Criminal Defense

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Murphy & Rudolf LLP handles a wide range of legal issues, including criminal defense matters to complex civil litigation cases. No matter what your case involves, we understand you may be concerned about your future, rights, and interests. Our team of Worcester lawyers do all the investigatory work needed to help leverage your case into a favorable position. We fight tirelessly to secure a positive outcome with the results you need.  

Call us at (508) 425-6330 today for a free consultation.

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