Petty Theft & Grand Theft Attorneys Serving Sarasota, Tampa, Charlotte, Pinellas, Polk, and Hillsborough Counties
Petty Theft & Grand Theft Criminal Charges
There’s not a single crime that affects one’s ability to survive more than a theft crime. This is one of the first things an employer will look for when evaluating job applicants. Theft in the State of Florida is taken seriously. Not only are you facing jail time, but if convicted, you will lose your privilege to drive.
Can I be charged with a felony? If you have previous convictions for theft offenses, the answer is yes. Secondly, if the amount alleged to be stolen is over $300.00, you could be charged with a felony. This area of the law is not as easy as it seems. The State of Florida must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you had the intent to steal at the time of the accusation. This is not always the case. There are many examples out there of business deals that have gone sour. Many times these are simply civil matters, not criminal.
It is important that you contact our office immediately. We will thoroughly investigate your case and provide you with the legal advice you need. In order to get you the desired result in your case, evidence needs to be collected quickly, or else it could be lost. Many times there are video tapes that are only preserved for 60 days. These records may help with your defense.
If you have been charged with a theft crime, call us immediately.