Theft Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale

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?

Misdemeanor Theft

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.

Felony Theft

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).

If you have been accused of theft, consult with one of our experienced theft lawyers in Fort Lauderdale by calling (954) 800-2745 or filling out my online form.

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