What Are Theft Crimes?
There are varying degrees of theft crimes as recognized by the law in Florida, and each crime has its own set of penalties. The punishment of a theft crime depends on the value of the goods stolen, among other factors. If accused of a theft crime, a person should immediately acquire legal representation in order to protect their rights as a citizen.
Following are brief descriptions of theft crimes as recognized by the state of Florida:
Burglary: Breaking and entering a property with intent of committing a crime
Grand theft: In Florida, grand theft is defined as wrongfully taking any property valued at over $300
Robbery: Taking someone’s property or money in their presence
Armed robbery: Robbing someone by intimidating them with a weapon
Shoplifting: stealing goods from a business establishment
If convicted of a theft crime, you may face fines, community service, probation, electronic monitoring, house arrest and incarceration. Furthermore, you may lose your job, and your driver’s license may be suspended as well. Being convicted of a theft crime will cause you to have a permanent criminal record as well, potentially affecting your life in other ways such as causing you to lose job opportunities or be denied professional licensure.
What to Do If You’ve Been Accused of Theft
If you are facing theft charges, it’s important that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you build a solid case and help you mitigate the potential consequences you are facing. With years of experience defending clients against similar charges, I can provide you with the skills and resources needed to reach the best possible outcome in your case.
For a consultation to discuss the charges against you, contact me today at 1-305-433-0497.