Theft Crimes

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Theft charges damage one’s reputation even when the accusations are false.  Theft in Florida involves the taking of another person’s property as well as the attempt to take another person’s property.  Thus, even a failed attempt at theft can be punished just as harshly as if the theft had been completed.  Ms. Fore has extensive experience defending all types of theft charges in Florida courts, including petit theft, shoplifting, fraud, grand theft, grand theft of a motor vehicle, grand theft of a firearm, grand theft from a dwelling, theft from employers, robbery, organized scheme to defraud, false verification of ownership to a pawnbroker, financial exploitation of an elderly person, as well as white collar crimes and other economic crimes.

Penalties for Common Theft Crimes in Florida

  • Petit theft
    • 1st degree misdemeanor petit theft
      • Property value is $100 or more but under $300 OR Prior conviction for any theft
      • Maximum one year in jail
    • 2nd degree misdemeanor petit theft
      • Property value is under $100 or not specified
      • Maximum 60 days in jail
    • Felony petit theft
      • 2 or more prior convictions for petit theft
      • Maximum 5 year prison sentence
  • Grand theft from a dwelling
    • Property value is $100 or more but under $300, taken from a home
      • Maximum 5 years in prison
  • Grand theft of a motor vehicle
    • Maximum 5 years in prison
  • Grand theft of a firearm
    • Maximum 5 years in prison
  • Dealing in Stolen Property
    • Maximum 15 years in prison

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