2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 53a-122. Larceny in the first degree: Class B felony.

Sec. 53a-122. Larceny in the first degree: Class B felony. (a) A person is guilty of larceny in the first degree when he commits larceny, as defined in section 53a-119, and: (1) The property or service, regardless of its nature and value, is obtained by extortion, (2) the value of the property or service exceeds ten thousand dollars, (3) the property consists of a motor vehicle, the value of which exceeds ten thousand dollars, or (4) the property is obtained by defrauding a public community, and the value of such property exceeds two thousand dollars.

(b) For purposes of this section, "motor vehicle" means any motor vehicle, construction equipment, agricultural tractor or farm implement or major component part of any of the above. In any prosecution under subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of this section, evidence of (1) forcible entry, (2) forcible removal of ignition, or (3) alteration, mutilation or removal of a vehicle identification number shall be prima facie evidence (A) that the person in control or possession of such motor vehicle knows or should have known that such motor vehicle is stolen, and (B) that such person possesses such motor vehicle with larcenous intent.

(c) Larceny in the first degree is a class B felony.

(1969, P.A. 828, S. 124; 1971, P.A. 871, S. 25; P.A. 73-639, S. 7; P.A. 81-248, S. 1; 81-351, S. 3; P.A. 82-271, S. 1; P.A. 86-275, S. 1; P.A. 92-260, S. 51; P.A. 00-103, S. 1.)

History: 1971 act deleted detailed description of extortionist acts in Subsec. (a)(1), i.e. threat of physical injury, damage to property, etc., and made first degree larceny a Class C, rather than a Class D, felony; P.A. 73-639 made first degree larceny a Class B felony; P.A. 81-248 amended Subsec. (a) to clarify the proscribed conduct; P.A. 81-351 included property consisting of a motor vehicle having a value exceeding two thousand dollars in the definition of larceny in the first degree inserted new Subsec. (b) enumerating conditions constituting prima facie evidence of a larcenous intent in regard to motor vehicles and relettered former Subsec. (b) accordingly; P.A. 82-271 amended Subdiv. (2) of Subsec. (a) by increasing from two to ten thousand dollars the value of the property or service obtained and by adding Subdiv. (4) concerning defrauding a public community; P.A. 86-275 amended Subdiv. (3) of Subsec. (a) to increase the value of a motor vehicle subject to the section from in excess of two thousand dollars to in excess of ten thousand dollars; P.A. 92-260 made a technical change in Subdiv. (3) of Subsec. (a) by rephrasing language; P.A. 00-103 made technical changes in Subsecs. (a) and (b) and amended Subsec. (b) by defining "motor vehicle" and by adding provisions re prima facie evidence of knowledge that vehicle is stolen and possession of vehicle with larcenous intent.

Inference based on possession of recently stolen property (driver versus passenger of motor van containing stolen property); meaning of "possession". 171 C. 119, 127. Mere presence of passenger in vehicle containing stolen goods is insufficient to support conviction. Id., 127. Cited. 174 C. 253, 254. Cited. Id., 338, 339. Cited. 183 C. 383. Cited. 186 C. 648, 649. Cited. 188 C. 715, 722. Cited. 189 C. 717, 718. Cited. 190 C. 559, 560. Cited. 194 C. 361, 362. Cited. 196 C. 185. Cited. 197 C. 201, 203. Cited. Id., 247, 262. Cited. 199 C. 30, 32. Cited. Id., 207, 223, 224. Cited. 202 C. 86. Cited. 204 C. 52. Cited. 213 C. 233, 236. Cited. 224 C. 711, 713. Cited. 237 C. 501. Cited. 241 C. 413. Cited. Id., 439.

Cited. 3 CA 359, 362. Cited. 5 CA 113, 114. Cited. Id., 347, 348. Cited. 6 CA 164, 165. Cited. 7 CA 326, 331, 334, 336. Cited. Id., 532, 533. Cited. 9 CA 349, 351. Cited. 12 CA 585, 587. Cited. 14 CA 272, 278. Cited. 20 CA 810. Cited. 21 CA 431, 436. Cited. 29 CA 843, 860. Cited. 34 CA 599, 600. Cited. Id., 751, 766; judgment reversed, see 233 C. 211 et seq. Cited. 36 CA 364, 374. Cited. 37 CA 40, 42, 50, 51. Cited. 45 CA 455.

Cited. 31 CS 501.

Subsec. (a):

Subdiv. (2) cited. 169 C. 581; 176 C. 239, 242; 177 C. 243. Subdiv. (1) cited. 178 C. 427, 429. Subdiv. (2) cited. 178 C. 163, 164, 166, 169; id., 416, 417, 419; id., 480, 481; id., 649, 650; 180 C. 182; id., 662, 663, 665. 181 C. 172, 173, 177, 182; id., 254, 255; id., 299, 300, 311; 182 C. 52, 54, 62. Subdiv. (2) cited. 183 C. 225; 185 C. 211, 212; 188 C. 671, 674, 676; id., 681, 682; id., 715, 716; Subdiv. (1) cited. 189 C. 114, 115. Subdiv. (2) cited. Id., 201, 202; id., 337, 339; id., 383, 385; 190 C. 541, 542; 192 C. 405, 407, 472. Subdiv. (2) cited. 195 C. 421, 422. Subdiv. (2) cited. 196 C. 225, 227, 228, 230. Subdiv. (3) cited. 197 C. 17, 18. Subdiv. (2) cited. Id., 247, 248. Subdiv. (2) cited. Id., 413, 415. Subdiv. (2) cited. Id., 629, 630. Subdiv. (2) cited. 198 C. 348, 350, 351. Subdiv. (2) cited. Id., 369, 370. Subdiv. (2) cited. 199 C. 14, 16. Subdiv. (2) cited. Id., 207, 208. Subdiv. (2) cited. 208 C. 420, 421. Subdiv. (3) cited. 214 C. 132, 133; Id., 717, 720. Subdiv. (2) cited. 218 C. 151, 152; 219 C. 93, 95. Subdiv. (3) cited. 221 C. 685, 687. Subdiv. (3) cited. 227 C. 611, 612. Subdiv. (3) cited. 232 C. 691, 693. Subdiv. (4) cited. 233 C. 527, 528, 530. Subdiv. (2) cited. Id., 552, 554. Cited. 235 C. 502, 517. Cited. 242 C. 345. Subdiv. (2): Although lack of consent is not specifically enumerated as element of larceny in the first degree, donative victim's inability to consent to a taking is a factor properly considered in the context of a traditional understanding of larceny statute. 256 C. 135.

Subdiv. (2) cited. 3 CA 359, 360, 365. Subdiv. (3) cited. Id., 633, 634. Subdiv. (2) cited. 4 CA 251. Subdiv. (2) cited. 5 CA 129-131. Subdiv. (2) cited. 7 CA 292. Subdiv. (2) cited. Id., 326, 331-333. Subdiv. (4) cited. Id., 326, 328, 331- 333. Subdiv. (2) cited. Id., 445, 446. Subdiv. (3) cited. 8 CA 125, 141. Subdiv. (2) cited. Id., 376, 377. Subdiv. (2) cited. 9 CA 121, 122. Cited. Id., 313, 319. Subdiv. (2) cited. Id., 365. Subdiv. (2) cited. 10 CA 447, 448, 451. Subdiv. (2) cited. 11 CA 684, 685, 689. Subdiv. (2) cited. 13 CA 576, 577. Subdiv. (2) cited. 15 CA 416, 417. Subdiv. (3) cited. Id. Subdiv. (2) cited. 16 CA 402, 403. Subdiv. (3) cited. Id. Subdiv. (2) cited. 17 CA 50, 51. Subdiv. (1) cited. Id., 359, 360. Subdiv. (4) cited. Id., 486, 487. Subdiv. (2) cited. 20 CA 354, 355. Subdiv. (2) cited. Id., 665, 666. Subdiv. (1) cited. 21 CA 386, 387. Subdiv. (1) cited. 22 CA 449, 450. Subdiv. (2) cited. 24 CA 502, 503. Subdiv. (3) cited. 25 CA 149, 150; Id., 181, 182; 26 CA 279, 280. Cited. 28 CA 306-308. Subdiv. (2) cited. Id., 306, 308. Subdiv. (2) cited. Id., 521, 522, 525-527, 530. Subdiv. (4) cited. Id., 521, 522, 525, 527, 530. Subdiv. (3) cited. 29 CA 394, 396. Subdiv. (2) cited. 30 CA 190, 191. Subdiv. (2) cited. 31 CA 614, 617. Subdiv. (2) cited. 33 CA 368, 369. Subdiv. (4) cited. 34 CA 694, 695, 699, 701, 702. Cited. Id., 751, 753; judgment reversed, see 233 C. 211 et seq. Subdiv. (2) cited. Id., 751, 753, 758; judgment reversed, see 233 C. 211 et seq. Subdiv. (2) cited. 35 CA 566-568. Subdiv. (1) cited. Id., 740, 742. Subdiv. (2) cited. 36 CA 774, 775. Subdiv. (2) cited. 37 CA 40-42, 51. Subdiv. (3) cited. Id., 589, 594. Subdiv. (3) cited. Id., 619, 621. Cited. 38 CA 481, 482. Subdiv. (2) cited. Id., 643, 645, 653. Subdiv. (3) cited. 39 CA 96, 97, 103. Subdiv. (2) cited. 41 CA 695, 696. Subdiv. (2) cited. 43 CA 499. Subdiv. (4) cited. 44 CA 187. Subdiv. (3) cited. Id., 476. Cited. 45 CA 455. Subdiv. (2) cited. 47 CA 1. Defendant's claim that evidence was insufficient to support his conviction of larceny in the first degree was unavailing; the evidence, when construed in the light most favorable to sustaining verdict, was sufficient to support jury's finding that value of victim's car exceeded $10,000, as required by statute, and it was not improper for trial court to permit victim to testify as to his opinion of car's value at time of the crime. 81 CA 377.

Subsec. (b):

Cited. 182 C. 52, 62.


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