Petit Larceny

Criminal Law.  The term “petit larceny” refers to the theft of property that is worth less than an amount specified by statute.

“A person is guilty of petit larceny if he feloniously takes and carries away personal property of another with a value of less than $1,000. Miss. Code Ann. A conviction for petit larceny is punishable by imprisonment for not more than six months in the county jail, a fine not to exceed $1,000, or both. Petit larceny is a lesser-included offense of grand larceny.”  Pruitt v. State, 289 So.3d 1227 (Miss. 2020).

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