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)
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.
Call us today for a free case evaluation
Phone: (561) 577-7762
7000 West Palmetto Park Rd, Suite 210
Boca Raton, FL 33433
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