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St. Johns County Theft Crime Attorney

Aggressive Defense for All Types of Theft Charges

Being charged with theft can be a very stressful and confusing experience. You may be unsure of what to do next or how to protect your rights. At First Coast Criminal Defense, we understand the challenges you are facing and are here to help. Our St. Johns County theft crime lawyer can guide you through the legal process and provide the strong representation you need to fight for a favorable outcome.

Call (904) 474-3115 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation with our theft crime attorney in St. Johns County.

Types of Theft Crimes in Florida

Florida law recognizes many different types of theft crimes, each with its own unique elements and penalties. Our attorney has extensive experience handling all types of theft cases and can provide the strong representation you need to fight for a favorable outcome.

We represent clients in all types of theft cases, including:

  • Shoplifting
  • Petty theft
  • Grand theft
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Carjacking
  • Embezzlement
  • Identity theft
  • Credit card fraud
  • Employee theft
  • Theft by deception
  • Receiving stolen property

What Are the Penalties for Theft in Florida?

The penalties for theft in Florida depend on the value of the stolen property and the specific type of theft crime committed. In general, theft crimes are classified as either misdemeanors or felonies.

The penalties for theft in Florida are as follows:

  • Petit Theft:
    • Second Degree: If the value of the stolen property is less than $100, it is considered petit theft in the second degree. This is a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.
    • First Degree: If the value of the stolen property is $100 or more but less than $750, it is considered petit theft in the first degree. This is a misdemeanor of the first degree, which carries up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
  • Grand Theft:
    • Third Degree: If the value of the stolen property is $750 or more but less than $20,000, it is considered grand theft in the third degree. This is a felony of the third degree, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
    • Second Degree: If the value of the stolen property is $20,000 or more but less than $100,000, it is considered grand theft in the second degree. This is a felony of the second degree, which carries up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
    • First Degree: If the value of the stolen property is $100,000 or more, it is considered grand theft in the first degree. This is a felony of the first degree. Punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

How Can a Theft Crime Lawyer in St. Johns County Help?

If you have been charged with theft, it is important to hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Our Jacksonville theft crime lawyer can review the facts of your case, conduct a thorough investigation, and develop an effective defense strategy on your behalf. We can represent you in all hearings and court proceedings and ensure your rights are fully protected.

Our attorney can also help you by:

  • Explaining the charges against you and the potential penalties you face
  • Exploring all possible defenses and legal options
  • Conducting a thorough investigation to uncover any evidence of your innocence
  • Representing you in all hearings and court proceedings
  • Negotiating with the prosecution to have your charges reduced or dismissed
  • Providing the strong representation you need in trial

If you have been charged with theft, it is wise to hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Our Jacksonville theft crime lawyer can provide the strong representation you need to fight for a favorable outcome. We are available 24/7 and offer free initial consultations, so you can get the legal advice you need without worrying about the cost.

Contact us today at (904) 474-3115 to request a free consultation.

"I have had the pleasure of working with First Coast Criminal Defense, and it was a wonderful experience, I would highly recommend this Firm. They are totally responsive and will walk you through each phase step by step!"
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