Theft charges can encompass a wide range of offenses, from property theft to theft of services. In general, if an individual unlawfully takes property belonging to another individual, then he or she can be charged with theft. Theft crimes can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the value of the stolen goods and whether any aggravating or mitigating circumstances were involved in the act.
Theft charges can include:
Our Orlando theft crime attorney at The Wiseman Law Firm has over 15 years of experience defending clients from a wide variety of theft offenses. No matter how complex or challenging your charges may seem, we can help you aggressively defend your charges and help you avoid the maximum penalties.
If convicted of theft, you may be facing jail time, probation, fines, and restitution to the victim. If anyone was injured, if you are a repeat offender, or if a weapon was used during the commission of the crime, you may be facing harsher penalties.
Stolen property valued at less than $300 and more than $100 may be charged as a misdemeanor, which means you could be facing up to a year in jail. If the stolen goods are valued at more than $300, then the offense may be charged as a felony. Felonies include at least a year in jail.
If you are convicted of grand theft in Florida, you can face serious jail time depending on the degree of felony that you receive.
Possible jail sentences for grand theft in Florida:
Fighting theft charges require an attorney with experience, dedication, and in-depth knowledge of criminal law. Our Orlando theft crime lawyer is a former prosecutor who has an insider's perspective into how theft crimes are prosecuted. We know how to navigate the courts, how to strategically prepare a case, and how to investigate the details of a charge. Have our Orlando theft crime attorney put his insight and experience to work for you.
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