Aggressive Defense for Theft Charges in Orlando
There are many different offenses that could be categorized as a theft crime. Simply put, a person will be arrested on theft charges in Florida when they knowingly and intentionally take, use, or steal another person’s property or assets without consent. Accepting property that is known to be stolen is also a theft crime in Florida. If you have been arrested for committing a theft crime, hiring an experienced Orlando criminal attorney is of utmost importance. A dedicated and skilled criminal attorney can look out for your best interest throughout the criminal process, as well as aggressively defend you against the prosecution’s accusations.
Theft Crimes & Penalties
At Rivas Law Firm, we defend clients against all types of theft crimes, including:
- Grand Theft Auto
- Credit Card Theft
- Identity Theft
- Robbery/Armed Robbery
- Fraud (theft by deception)
If you have been arrested for committing any of these theft crimes, your charges will be classified as either petty theft or grand theft. Petty or petit theft refers to misdemeanor theft offenses in which the value of the property is $300 or less. In cases where the value of the stolen property is more than $300, the charges will be classified as follows:
- Grand theft in the third degree: the value of the property was over $300 but less than $20,000.
- Grand theft in the second degree: the value of the property was between $20,000 and $100,000.
- Grand theft in the first degree: the value of the property was more than $100,000.
The penalties for a theft crime depend on the degree of the charges. For example, grand theft in the first degree—the most serious of all theft charges—is punishable by up to 30 years in prison and extremely high fines, whereas a petty theft offense may result no time in jail at all.
Contact an Orlando Theft Crimes Attorney
A theft crimes conviction will take a heavy toll on your future. Therefore, it’s important to find an Orlando criminal attorney who has a proven record of success. At Rivas Law Firm, we have more than 20 years of combined experience, and have helped many clients avoid the repercussions and penalties associated with a theft crimes conviction. We are very skilled at defending people against these charges, and know what needs to be done in order to resolve our clients’ cases in the best possible outcome.
To schedule a consultation to discuss your case, please contact an Orlando theft crimes lawyer at Rivas Law Firm today!