Theft & Fraud Attorney
in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade 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.
Fraud Attorney in Broward, Palm Beach & Miami-Dade
Being charged with fraud in Florida can be complex without effective legal representation. Fraud cases are always serious and can be especially daunting if an individual is unaware that they are accused of fraud until they are arrested. Fraud is almost always charged as a felony, which can result in prison, probation, and/or paying restitution to victims. The Law Firm of Adam M. Brofsky is well versed in all areas of fraud, and can help you, or someone you know, defend your case carefully and intelligently to ensure the best resolution possible. Call or contact us today for a free case evaluation.
There are many types of fraud including:
- Insurance Fraud
- Unemployment Fraud
- Check Fraud or Worthless Checks
- Credit Card Fraud
- Prescription Fraud
- Public Assistance Fraud
- Fraudulent Use of Personal Identification Information
- Uttering a Forged Instrument
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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