Grand Larceny 4th Degree Penalties – New York (non-predicate)

4 YrsFine155.30E Felony


  • The maximum penalty is 4 years in prison
  • Probation for 3 to 5 years
  • Conditional or unconditional discharge
  • Fine up to $5,000 or double the gain from the crime
  • $300 surcharge, $25 crime victim fee
  • Restitution or reparation
  • Permanent record
  • Felony conviction
  • Possible employment, immigration, and other consequences

Although grand larceny in the 4th degree is the least serious form of grand larceny in New York, it carries a maximum of 4 years in prison.  Even if prison can be avoided, it is a felony so any conviction could severely damage your reputation because it will show up in a background check.  The state prison sentencing is indeterminate meaning that you must do a range, not a specific amount of years. The minimum is up to 1 year in jail, or 1 to 3 years in prison. The maximum is 1.3 to 4 years in prison. You could also get up to 1 year in jail.

Often charged when

  • Something worth $1,000 or more is stolen
  • A debit/credit card or account information is stolen
  • Theft of a car, truck, motorcycle, gun, public records or scientific material
  • Something has been grabbed from the victim’s hand, purse, bag, or pocket
  • Something has been taken by extortion (such as demanding money for the return of a stolen phone)