Larceny Defense Attorney

Fairfax Theft Charges Defense Lawyer

Northern Virginia Larceny Defense Attorney

Larceny refers to a wide variety of theft-related charges, including shoplifting. No matter how minor it may seem, it is essential to address the charge and not to ignore it. If you have been arraigned for a misdemeanor or felony larceny charge, protect your rights and your future opportunities by speaking with an experienced defense lawyer.

At the law office of A. Mark Nicewicz, you will be served by a criminal defense attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience. Providing aggressive defense, Mr. Nicewicz serves juveniles and adults throughout northern Virginia facing theft charges. Contact the firm to schedule a free confidential consultation.

Misdemeanor and Felony Larceny

In Virginia, there are two categories of larceny: misdemeanor and felony. For theft of less than $200, a larceny conviction is considered a misdemeanor. For theft of $200 or more, a larceny conviction is considered a felony. In addition to jail time, you will be required to make restitution for the amount stolen as well as pay any associated penalties and fines.

For felony larceny, there are collateral consequences for conviction, including the loss of gun rights and voting rights. In addition, there are immigration consequences for noncitizens, including potential removal/deportation.

Impact of Conviction

In addition to criminal penalties, there are repercussions from larceny convictions that can impact your daily life and future opportunities. With more companies requiring background checks before offering jobs and more apartment complexes requiring background checks before approving rental agreements, it is important to maintain a criminal record free of larceny-related charges, such as:

  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Auto theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Embezzlement
  • Credit card theft
  • Forgery

For first-time offenders, youth or adult, there may be an option to have charges dismissed by participation in a special program. An experienced criminal defense attorney such as Mr. Nicewicz can assist you in discovering your legal options.

Protect Yourself

To best protect your rights and future, contact attorney Mark Nicewicz to schedule a free confidential consultation

Crimes Involving False Identification

You may not realize that using a false identity can have significant consequences. Even minors who get caught using fake IDs can have a lot at stake if they end up convicted of a theft crime. These types of charges should be handled by an experienced attorney who will take initiative in protecting your rights and working to avoid a conviction.

Put attorney Mark Nicewicz’s more than 25 years of experience on your side. He is ready to work to protect your future and help make it so a theft conviction does not prevent you from getting a specific job or attending a certain school.

False Identification And Theft Issues

False identification issues encompass a broad range of crimes, including:

  • Using a fake ID and giving false identification (under 21 and college students)
  • Check fraud
  • Credit card theft
  • Internet crimes
  • False identification to law enforcement

As your attorney, Mark Nicewicz will take initiative in building a strong defense. He is keenly familiar with theft laws in Virginia and what strategies are most likely to be most effective. While he is aggressive in defending his clients, he takes the time to listen to what you have to say and help explain the details of your charges.

Schedule Your First Meeting — It’s Free Of ChargeSchedule Your First Meeting — It’s Free Of Charge

No charge for the first consultation. Contact the office at 703-319-8187 to schedule an appointment to discuss the criminal charges you face. Defense lawyer Mark Nicewicz handles cases in Fairfax County and throughout the surrounding northern Virginia areas.

Shoplifting And Merchandise Concealment

Stealing merchandise from a store or any type of establishment may seem like a fun prank, but it could ultimately lead to a criminal conviction that stays on your record. Whether you are a minor or adult, it is critical you have legal representation for your theft, shoplifting or burglary charges.

Mark Nicewicz offers his clients more than 25 years of experience. He is aggressive when advocating for his clients and ready to listen to what you have to say. As a skilled negotiator and veteran in the courtroom, he understands the importance of thorough preparation for theft and other criminal cases.

Shoplifting And Merchandise Concealment Laws In Virginia

Unlike other states, Virginia has very specific laws regarding merchandise concealment. If you are caught concealing merchandise before you have left the store, you could face a criminal charge that could eventually be a conviction.

Shoplifting charges can have various consequences, all of which depend on the amount of merchandise that was stolen and the nature of the incident. If a weapon was used, the charges could be enhanced significantly. Attorney Mark Nicewicz has handled numerous shoplifting cases, including juvenile cases involving shoplifting and theft, and has a successful track record.

Free Initial Consultations For Shoplifting Defense Cases

Contact the office to schedule your first consultation with a defense lawyer at 703-319-8187 or online through email. Mr. Nicewicz handles cases in Fairfax County and the surrounding northern Virginia communities. We are proud to service Annandale, Leesburg, Manassas, Arlington, Ashburn, Woodbridge, Fairfax, Alexandria, Reston, Herndon, Vienna, Great Falls, Falls Church, Oakton, Chantilly, Centreville, McLean, Burke, Clifton, Lorton, Fairfax Station, Baileys Crossroads, Fort Belvoir.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • Reckless Driving
  • Felonies and Misdemeanors

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1985
  • District of Columbia, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1985
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • J.D. – 1985
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.A. magna cum laude – 1982
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Economics & Philosophy
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