Defendant Stole $4,000 Car Door from DealershipCharges Dropped!
The Charges A car dealership accused one of its employees of removing a seat from a new vehicle and installing it into his car. The seat had a value of $4,000. Officers arrested the defendant and charged him with grand theft. Grand Theft Charges Grand theft can be charged in Florida for those that intentionally take property valued at at least $300. This is a felony offense. The monetary value of the property stolen will determine the charges.
- Third-degree felony: Grand theft will be a third-degree felony if the property stolen was between $300 and $20,000. Offenders can expect up to 5 years in prison or 5 years of probation with a $5,000 fine. Items that this may include a will or codicil, a firearm, a fire extinguisher, a stop sign, a controlled substance, a motor vehicle, or any commercially farmed animal.
- Second-degree felony: Grand theft will be charged as a second-degree felony if the property stolen was between $20,000 and $100,000. A second-degree felony can receive up to 15 years in prison or 15 years of probation and a $10,000 fine. This property can include any law officer equipment that is valued at $300 or more that is taken from a licensed law enforcement vehicle or any emergency medical equipment that has been taken from a licensed facility.
- First-degree felony: If the property was valued at $100,000 or more, a first-degree felony can be charged. This is punishable by up to 30 years in jail or 30 years probation and a fine of up to $10,000.