Florida is known for having some of the harshest laws in the country regarding theft crimes. The crime of Theft is taking the property of another without their consent. The most common of Theft crimes is Petite Larceny, which is taking another’s property which is valued at $500.00 or less. This crime is considered a misdemeanor, which means it is punishable by up to one year in jail. If the property stolen is valued at over $1,000., the crime would be considered a Grand Larceny, which is a felony. A felony is a crime that is punishable by anything over one year in prison. If you have been charged with a Theft crime, it is important to seek legal advice. Even if you are innocent, an accusation of Theft can bring significant life-changing ramifications. Contact at Martinez Law.
Theft crimes come in many different forms such as:
Depending on what crime you are accused of and the severity of the crime, you may have either been arrested or taken into custody. In either case, you will be required to attend your criminal Arraignment hearing. It is extremely important to attend this hearing, or a bench warrant can be issued for your arrest. It is also very important to have a qualified Florida Theft Lawyer helping you with your case as early in the process as possible. Your lawyer can formulate a defense, ask the right questions, and negotiate your position with the judge or district attorney.
If you have been charged with a Theft crime, it is important to protect your rights and ensure that your case is handled properly. Martinez Law is ready to help, and will provide you with a free consultation when you contact our office. We have an office right here in Palm Bay, Florida.