Theft Crimes Attorney 

 

in Broward & Palm Beach Counties

Theft crimes, or Larceny, can range from a simple shoplifting incident to a felony grand theft. Fraud is also a type of theft. Penalties depend on the value of the items, and can include heavy fines and up to 30 years in prison. Florida Code § 812.014  states that theft also extends to temporarily taking property without authorization. This can easily be something trivial like a borrowed car, or a misunderstanding, and leaves many people vulnerable to prosecution. Theft crimes stand out particularly on background checks, as ‘crimes of dishonesty’, and are a red flag to future employers.

Larceny: The unauthorized taking and removal of the Personal Property of another by an individual who intends to permanently deprive the owner of it.

Common Theft Crimes

  • Petit Theft (under $300)
  • Shoplifting (Retail Theft)
  • Grand Theft (Above $300)
  • Robbery
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Robbery

Penalties for theft range from a $1,000 fine and a maximum jail sentence of 1 year (First Degree Petit Theft) to a $10,000 fine and a maximum prison sentence of 30 years (First Degree Grand Theft).            

If you or someone you know has been arrested for a theft crime, you should immediately seek representation. The Law Firm of Adam M. Brofsky, P.A. is experienced in criminal defense, and can begin building a strategic defense that will give you the best chance to defend yourself against theft charges. Call today for a free case evaluation.

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Boca Raton, FL 33433

 

 

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