Being charged with theft in Florida is not a matter to be taken lightly. From petit theft to grand theft, being accused of stealing can result in incarceration. It is therefore imperative you do not face these charges alone. Our experienced legal counsel will be by your side protecting your interests and ensuring that you receive the best defense. The attorneys at the Retail Theft Clinic are accomplished criminal defense professionals who understand the ins-and-outs of the criminal justice system in Florida and will provide you with the representation you need.
Charges for theft in Florida can range from simple misdemeanors to felonies. Their designation is determined by the type and value of the item(s) stolen. Some of the more common types of theft include:
- Bad Checks/Forgery: Forgery is committed when a person falsely creates or alters a document with the intent to deceive others.
- Burglary: Entering or remaining in a structure with the intent to commit an offense therein.
- Carjacking: The intentional and unlawful taking of another’s motor vehicle through violence or threat.
- Dealing in Stolen Property: Occurs when a person deals in the buying and selling of property that they know or should have known was stolen.
- Counterfeit Goods: Includes the creation of and intent to distribute unauthorized replicas.
- Credit Card Fraud: Occurs when when a person intentionally uses a credit card to defraud a merchant. It includes the use of forged and stolen credit cards.
- Embezzlement: Occurs when a person has been entrusted with the property or money of another and uses that money or property for their own personal gain.
- Employer Theft: When an employee unlawfully takes their employer’s money or property with the intent to permanently deprive their employer of the money or property.
- Grand Theft: The unlawful taking or use of property valued at greater than $750.
- Grand Theft Auto: Grand theft of a motor vehicle.
- Petit Theft: The unlawful taking or use of property valued at $750 or less.
- Robbery: Robbery is when someone takes or attempts to take anything of value from another under confrontational circumstances. This is done through the use of force, violence, threat of violence, or fear.
- Shoplifting: Shoplifting is best defined as retail theft.
Being convicted of theft can result in jail time. To develop a successful defense strategy, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight for you. You owe it to yourself, your future, and your loved ones to speak with experienced and compassionate legal counsel who will walk with you through the entire process. The Theft Defense Clinic is committed to providing skillful and assertive representation to our clients. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.