2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 53a-124. Larceny in the third degree: Class D felony.

Sec. 53a-124. Larceny in the third degree: Class D felony. (a) A person is guilty of larceny in the third degree when he commits larceny, as defined in section 53a-119, and: (1) The property consists of a motor vehicle, the value of which is five thousand dollars or less; (2) the value of the property or service exceeds one thousand dollars; (3) the property consists of a public record, writing or instrument kept, held or deposited according to law with or in the keeping of any public office or public servant; or (4) the property consists of a sample, culture, microorganism, specimen, record, recording, document, drawing or any other article, material, device or substance which constitutes, represents, evidences, reflects or records a secret scientific or technical process, invention or formula or any phase or part thereof. A process, invention or formula is "secret" when it is not, and is not intended to be, available to anyone other than the owner thereof or selected persons having access thereto for limited purposes with his consent, and when it accords or may accord the owner an advantage over competitors or other persons who do not have knowledge or the benefit thereof.

(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 (1) 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 third degree is a class D felony.

(1969, P.A. 828, S. 126; 1971, P.A. 871, S. 27; P.A. 73-639, S. 9; P.A. 81-248, S. 3; P.A. 82-271, S. 3; P.A. 88-170; P.A. 92-260, S. 52; P.A. 00-103, S. 3.)

History: 1971 act deleted former Subdiv. (5) in Subsec. (a) which classified obtaining property or service, regardless of its nature or value, by extortion as third degree larceny; P.A. 73-639 deleted former Subdiv. (4) in Subsec. (a) which classified taking property from the person of another, regardless of its nature or value, as third degree larceny; P.A. 81-248 amended Subsec. (a) to clarify the proscribed conduct; P.A. 82-271 amended Subdiv. (1) of Subsec. (a) by increasing from fifty dollars to one thousand dollars the value of the property or service obtained and amended Subsec. (c) by changing the classification from a class B misdemeanor to a class D felony; P.A. 88-170 amended Subsec. (a) by adding property consisting of a motor vehicle, the value of which is five thousand dollars or less and inserted new Subsec. (b) stating that in any prosecution under Subdiv. (1) of Subsec. (a), evidence of forcible entry, forcible removal of ignition or alternation, mutilation or removal of vehicle identification number shall be prima facie evidence of larcenous intent, relettering former Subsec. (b) as (c); P.A. 92-260 made technical changes in Subsec. (a); 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.

See Sec. 53a-212 re stealing a firearm.

Cited. 184 C. 95, 96; id., 258, 260; id., 434, 438. Cited. 185 C. 260, 261, 267. Cited. 187 C. 292, 293; id., 444, 447. Cited. 189 C. 364. Cited. 190 C. 715, 717. Cited. 191 C. 180, 192. Cited. 194 C. 198, 204. Cited. Id., 233, 234. Cited. Id., 623, 624. Cited. 197 C. 247, 262. Cited. 200 C. 586, 587. Cited. 207 C. 109, 110. Cited. 213 C. 233, 236. Cited. 232 C. 431, 439; judgment superseded by en banc reconsideration, see 235 C. 502 et seq. Cited. 241 C. 439.

Cited. 3 CA 503. Cited. 7 CA 326, 336. Cited. 8 CA 13, 14, 21. Cited. Id., 342, 343. Cited. Id., 478, 480, 485, 487, 490. Cited. Id., 667, 672, 672D. Cited. 9 CA 141, 142, 144. Cited. 10 CA 258, 259. Cited. 12 CA 196, 197. Cited. 14 CA 159, 160. Secs. 53a-122-53a-125b cited. Id., 272, 278. Cited. 18 CA 368, 369. Cited. 19 CA 48, 50. Cited. 20 CA 810. Cited. 23 CA 201, 202. Cited. 25 CA 298, 307. Cited. 29 CA 843, 860. Cited. 32 CA 476, 477. Cited. 33 CA 339, 351; judgment reversed in part, see 232 C. 431 et seq.; judgment reversed on issues of sufficiency of evidence and jury misconduct, see 235 C. 502 et seq. Cited. Id., 368, 369. Cited. 38 CA 643, 644, 651. Cited. 41 CA 751-753. Cited. 46 CA 691.

Cited. 36 CS 578, 581; id., 583; id., 603, 604. Cited. 37 CS 678, 679; id., 796, 797, 802. Cited. 184 C. 95, 96; id., 258, 260; id., 434, 438. Cited. 185 C. 260, 261, 267. Cited. 187 C. 292, 293; id., 444, 447. Cited. 189 C. 364. Cited. 190 C. 715, 717. Cited. 191 C. 180, 192.

Subsec. (a):

Cited. 239 C. 235.

Cited. 38 CA 643, 651. Cited. 39 CA 579, 581. Cited. 46 CA 269.

Subsec. (a)(1):

Cited. 176 C. 239, 242. Cited. 178 C. 287, 288. Cited. 179 C. 576, 578. Cited. 182 C. 397, 400. Cited. 186 C. 222, 224. Cited. 189 C. 461, 462. Cited. 190 C. 104, 105. Cited. 195 C. 567, 569. Subdiv. (1) cited. 199 C. 88, 89. Cited. 214 C. 132, 133. Cited. 221 C. 685, 687. Cited. 230 C. 351, 354.

Cited. 6 CA 697, 698. Cited. 8 CA 478, 488. Cited. 10 CA 486, 493. Cited. 12 CA 1, 3. Cited. 14 CA 256. Cited. 15 CA 122, 123. Cited. 19 CA 521, 522. Cited. 21 CA 431, 432. Cited. 26 CA 279, 280. Cited. 37 CA 219. Cited. Id., 482, 483. Cited. 38 CA 643, 647, 648, 650-652. Cited. 41 CA 695, 696. Cited. 43 CA 613.

Subsec. (a)(2):

Cited. 232 C. 433; judgment superseded by en banc reconsideration, see 235 C. 502 et seq. Cited. Id., 740, 742. Cited. 235 C. 502, 504, 505, 514, 515. Cited. 241 C. 702.

Cited. 24 CA 697, 698. Cited. 25 CA 298, 300. Cited. 28 CA 306, 308. Cited. 33 CA 339, 340; judgment reversed in part, see 232 C. 431 et seq.; judgment reversed on issues of sufficiency of evidence and jury misconduct, see 235 C. 502 et seq. Cited. Id., 603, 604, 608. Cited. 38 CA 643, 645, 647, 648, 650-652. Cited. 39 CA 579, 593. Cited. 46 CA 269.

Former subsec. (a)(4):

Cited. 169 C. 161.

Cited. 33 CS 669. Cited. Id., 706. Cited. 34 CS 603. Cited. Id., 656.


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