FLORIDA THEFT CRIME ATTORNEYS
Get Relentless Defense for Your Theft CrimesFlorida §812.014 defines theft as an act where a person knowingly obtains or uses the property of another to deny the other person access to their belongings or to wrongfully use the property to their own advantage. The severity of the charge can vary depending on the property stolen. If you were charged with a theft crime, it is important to seek qualified legal counsel who will aggressively defend your rights
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Classifications and Consequences of Florida Theft ChargesFlorida laws distinguish theft crimes as either petit or grand theft. The value of the stolen property usually determines the gravity of the crime. Read below to understand varying degrees of theft crimes in Florida.
- Petit Theft of the Second Degree – Also known as “petty theft,” petit theft of the first degree is the lowest offense. You can be charged if the property stolen was less than $100. Potential punishment includes no more than 60 days in jail and no more than a $500 fine.
- Petit Theft of the First Degree – If the stolen property was worth more than $100 but less than $300, the crime will be considered petit theft of the first degree. This is punishable as a first-degree misdemeanor. If convicted, a person can face up to one-year jail time and up to a $1,000 fine.
- Grand Theft of the Third Degree – A third-degree grand theft charge can consist of differently valued property. Offenses can include stealing wills, firearms, a motor vehicle, a stop sign, and more. If convicted, a person can face up to 5 years in jail and up to a $5,000 fine.
- Grand Theft of the Second Degree – Grand theft of the second degree is considered a second-degree felony in Florida. Some offenses include stealing property valued between $20,000 and $100,000, emergency equipment valued at $300 or more, and cargo valued less than $50,000. Those convicted can face up to 15 years in jail and up to a $10,000 fine.
- Grand Theft of the First Degree – This is the most serious theft offense in Florida. Some offenses include stealing property valued at more than $100,000, theft utilizing a vehicle that causes more than $1,000 in property and real estate damage, and stealing cargo worth more than $50,000. The sentence for such a crime can include a fine of no more than $10,000 and imprisonment for up to 30 years.
Need a Florida Theft Crime Lawyer? Call (800) 687-2252If you were charged with a theft crime in Florida, time is not on your side. The prosecution is already building their case. If convicted, not only can you face heavy fines and a long imprisonment, but also the charge goes on your permanent record. It can ruin your future plans including school, employment, child custody, and more. If you were convicted of a theft crime, it is important you reach out to our Florida criminal defense attorney. We can examine your situation during a free case review and inform you of your options. We can advocate on your behalf and can make sure your rights are protected.
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