Grand Larceny


Crimes Against Property: Grand Larceny

  • Theft from a person for anything valued $5 or more is a Class 6 felony
  • Any item valued at $200 or more.
  • Any theft of a firearm (not stolen from a person).

Defining Grand Larceny and Possible Punishments

Virginia Statute § 18.2-95. Any person who (i) commits larceny from the person of another of money or other things of value of $5 or more, (ii) commits simple larceny, not from the person of another of goods and chattels of the value of $200 or more, or (iii) commits simple larceny not from the person of another of any firearm, regardless of the firearm’s value, shall be guilty of grand larceny, punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not less than one nor more than twenty years or, in the discretion of the jury or court trying the case without a jury, be confined in jail for a period not exceeding twelve months or fined not more than $2,500, either or both.

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