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Fighting a Tulsa Larceny from a House Charge

larceny from a houseLarceny is the taking of personal property by fraud or stealth with intent to permanently deprive another thereof. (Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1701)

Larceny from a house in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a felony that carries significant jail time.

A consultation with an experienced Tulsa criminal lawyer is recommended to best fight this charge.

Elements of Larceny from a House

Any person entering and taking or stealing any money or other thing of value from a house, railroad car, tent, booth, or temporary building shall be guilty of larceny from a house. (Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1723)

No person may be convicted of larceny from a house in Tulsa unless the State has proved beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime. These elements are:

  1. unlawful;
  2. entry;
  3. taking;
  4. carrying away;
  5. personal property;
  6. of another;
  7. from a house, railroad car, tent, booth, or temporary building;
  8. by fraud/stealth;
  9. with the intent to deprive permanently. (Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1723; OUJI-CR 5-97)

Penalty

Larceny from a house is a felony crime punishable by up to five years in prison. (Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1724)

Grand larceny in a dwelling house occurs when the value of the goods taken exceeds $500. Grand larceny from a house is a felony punishable by up to eight years in prison. (Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1704, 1707)

Free Consultation: Tulsa Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or someone you know is accused of larceny from a house in Oklahoma, please contact a Tulsa criminal defense attorney to discuss your available legal options.

Consult with an experienced attorney at the Tulsa Criminal Defense Law Firm today, by calling 918-756-9600 or toll-free at 1-888-447-7262.

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