Larceny 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:
- carrying away;
- personal property;
- of another;
- from a house, railroad car, tent, booth, or temporary building;
- by fraud/stealth;
- with the intent to deprive permanently. (Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1723; OUJI-CR 5-97)
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)
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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.
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