THEFT CRIMES

Theft crimes in the state of Florida can range from a second-degree misdemeanor to first-degree felony. Typically, the monetary value of the items is the factor that decides the severity of the charge. However, certain factors—such as a prior record or the use or theft of a firearm—can result in the State Attorney’s Office filing an automatic felony charge.  If you’ve been accused of a theft crime, regardless of whether it’s shoplifting or armed robbery, an attorney is a critical asset for protecting your rights and avoiding or minimizing the harsh consequences of a conviction.