Don’t Face Theft Charges Alone
Theft offenses in Florida can be very serious. They often carry a stigma of dishonesty and deception. Even a misdemeanor-level theft offense can hold you back from job opportunities, housing options and an education.
If you’re facing theft charges, you deserve a strong legal team by your side. We are experienced criminal defense lawyers and former Pasco County public defenders. At our Dade City firm – Stevens & LaMaida PLLC – you will find the determined defense you need to protect yourself and your future.
Breaking Down Theft Offenses In Florida
There are many types of theft offenses. Generally, they break down into two categories:
- Petit theft involves property worth up to $750. It can be a first- or second-degree misdemeanor.
- Grand theft involves property worth more than $750. It can range from a third-degree to first-degree felony.
Shoplifting is perhaps one of the most common grounds for theft charges.
Possible Penalties For Theft Crimes
Penalties for theft offenses can range in severity from fines and probation to jail/prison time. It depends on the type of charge. Any theft charge requires a fierce defense, however, since a criminal record with a theft offense can greatly impact your future.
Other Types Of Theft Offenses
Florida law establishes other types of crimes that are similar to theft, such as:
- Dealing in stolen goods
- Check forgery
We are familiar with all types of property crimes. We know how to challenge the charges.
Let Us Help You Start Building A Strong Defense
If you’re facing any type of charge for property crimes or theft, you deserve a strong team of attorneys on your side. That’s where we come in. We focus solely on criminal defense because we’re committed to protecting the underdogs in the criminal justice system.