Theft Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale
Have You Been Accused of Theft? Call For a Consultation
Theft is the unlawful taking of another’s property with the intent to permanently or temporarily deprive that person of said property and/or take that property and convert it to your own use. More simply, it is essentially taking what does not belong to you.
What Is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor Theft & Felony Theft Charge?
Anything less than $300 is considered a misdemeanor and referred to as petit theft. While this is a misdemeanor and most people that are convicted are rarely given lengthy sentences, the consequences of a theft conviction are often discovered long after the case is over. Especially if you wish to change professions to a Nurse, Doctor, Lawyer, Police Officer, and a host of other professions that a conviction of a theft charge may disqualify you from achieving those professions.
Anything over $300.00 is considered a felony, the degree of the felony is also based on the amount (over $20,000.00 is 2nd Degree Grand Theft) and aggravating factors (steal from an elderly person may raise the level to 1st-degree grand theft).
Differences Between Theft, Burglary & Robbery
It's important to understand the core differences between robbery, theft, and burglary.
Theft: Theft is when someone takes another person's property without the owner's permission.
Burglary: Burglary occurs when you enter a structure such as a house, apartment, or vehicle with the intention of committing a criminal act.
Robbery: Robbery is classified as taking something valuable from a person by force or threat of force. This is also considered the most serious with regard to property crimes.
For legal representation in theft cases, don't hesitate to contact our Fort Lauderdale theft lawyers. Our experienced team is has the knowledge to handle the most complex of cases. Now is the time to schedule a consultation to discuss the specifics of your circumstances.