Larceny Charges in the Military
Military Criminal Defense Attorney
Larceny, otherwise known as theft, is a serious offense in the military
that can expose you to serious consequences if convicted. Whether you
were charged with a suspected event that happened on or off-duty, it is
imperative you retain a powerful defense attorney as soon as possible
to protect your future and freedom. At McCormack & McCormack, our
military criminal defense lawyer is prepared to actively defend your rights and provide the unbiased support
you need during this difficult time.
Discuss your charges with us today – call (888) 718-5899.
What Are the Elements of a Larceny Charge?
Larceny is a crime that concerns the unlawful taking of another person’s
or group’s property. Larceny can take several forms and is in many
cases connected with
fraud. The military prosecutes the offense of larceny under Article 121 of the
Uniform Military Code of Justice (UMCJ).
The elements of a successful prosecution of larceny are as follows:
1. The accused wrongfully took, obtained, or withheld property from its owner
or any other person.
2. The property belonged to a certain person.
3. The property was of a certain value.
4. The accused’s actions were made with the intent to permanently deprive
or defraud the owner of its use and benefit, or to permanently appropriate
it for the use of the accused or any person other than its rightful owner.
For members of the military, larceny charges often revolve around the theft
of government property or the unauthorized possession or sale of government
property, whether it be weapons, supplies, funds, or some other type of
valuable property. Larceny can sometimes go hand in hand with a more severe
weapons trafficking offense. Accusations of larceny can result in a court
martial, Article 134 charges, and even a discharge hearing. Penalties
for a larceny conviction will vary depending on the value and type of
goods taken, as well as the means in which they were taken.
Contact McCormack & McCormack Today
Having served as a military criminal defense lawyer for more than 35 years,
our founding lawyer Greg D. McCormack can use his vast knowledge and skills
as a former JAG officer to protect you against the prosecution’s
claims and fight for a reduction or dismissal of your charges. You have
worked hard to get where you are in the military, do not let a single
moment destroy your legacy.
Schedule a free consultation
today to get started towards building your defense.