Larceny penalties are based on the value of the items involved.
Degree Value of Items Penalty Classification
First Degree Larceny (Grand Larceny) Over $10,000 Up to 20 years in Prison
Fines up to $15,000
Class B Felony
Second (2nd) Degree Larceny $5001-$10,000 Up to 10 years in Prison
Fines up to $10,000
Class C Felony
Third (3rd) Degree Larceny $1001-$5000 Up to 5 years in Prison
Fines up to $5,000
Class D Felony
Forth (4th) Degree Larceny $501-$1000 Up to 1 year in Jail
Fines up to $2,000
Class A Misdemeanor
Fifth (5th) Degree Larceny $250-$500 Up to 6 months in Jail
Fines up to $1,000
Class B Misdemeanor
Sixth (6th) Degree Larceny $250 or Less Up to 3 months in Jail
Fines up to $500
Class C Misdemeanor
How to Beat a CT Shoplifting or Larceny Charge
For a first offense larceny or shoplifting charge, it is often possible to get the charge dropped in exchange for restitution and a community service, which would prevent you from having a criminal record.
I will also argue for Accelerated Rehabilitation, which will allow you to be put on probation and have the charges dropped from your record after 13 months, if you don't commit any additional offenses.
With more serious felony charges, we can dispute the severity of the case and the value of the items stole, and argue that they should be reduced to a point where the penalties are less severe.