Theft involves taking someone else’s property without their consent and intending to deprive them of it permanently. With the Seminole County criminal defense lawyers at The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A., you can get informative legal services and diligent representation for a variety of theft crime charges.
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The state of Florida recognizes various types and degrees of theft crimes. Categories often depend on factors including the value and the type of property that was seized. Our Seminole County criminal defense attorneys have represented hundreds of clients in theft crime cases and can provide diligent defense for you in court.
Under Florida law, petit theft involves property under $300 and generally counts as a second degree misdemeanor. Penalties for petit theft often include jail time, restitution, probation, and community service. If the defendant is a repeat offender, however, the court may order penalties for a first degree misdemeanor, including a one year prison sentence and up to $1,000 fines. Grand theft is often treated as a felony offense and may involve prison sentences of five to 30 years and fines ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.
One defense strategy for theft crimes is to prove that the property owner gave consent to the defendant. Another defense strategy involves proving that a good faith belief of the right to ownership of the property existed between the defendant and the property owner, or that the defendant was suffering from involuntary intoxication. For a variety of situations, our Seminole County criminal defense lawyers can examine the evidence and discuss your options for pursuing a beneficial solution.
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