Massachusetts Common Thief Law

Massachusetts General Laws, chapter 266, section 40 allows the state to charge a person with being a common thief.  In order for the state of MA to convict you as a common thief, you must have been convicted of three distinct larcenies.  You could have been convicted of the larcenies as the principal offender or as an accessory before the fact.

A larceny is defined as a criminal taking of another person’s property with the intent to deprive the owner of the property permanently.  If you are convicted as a common thief, you could face up to 20 years of state prison.  The indictments do not need to provide you with notice of the enhanced penalty that you may face. However, the state needs to make you aware of the sentencing enhancement during a guilty plea.

If you are charged with being a common thief, you are facing serious potential penalties.  It is important that you have an experienced lawyer on your side.
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