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Understanding Florida’s Theft Laws

Have you or a loved one been charged with a theft offense? If so, it is recommended that you speak with proven defense representation immediately. Theft crimes are taken seriously by prosecutors and can result in significant penalties for the accused if a guilty verdict is reached.

At Vanover Law Firm, our experienced and dedicated team of Fort Walton Beach criminal defense attorneys have handled thousands of criminal cases, including many of those that involved accusations of theft. We are ready to assess the details of your case and aggressively pursue the best possible outcome on your behalf.

The time to act is now. Contact our Okaloosa County criminal defense attorney today to request a free case evaluation with our team of advocates.

What Are the Penalties for Theft in Florida?

Florida's theft statutes essentially separate theft crimes into two different categories: grand theft and petit theft. These offenses and their perceived severity are dependent on the value of the stolen items.

Theft crimes in Florida include:

  • Petit theft of the second degree (items valued at $100 or less)
  • Petit theft of the first degree (items valued between $100 and $300)
  • Grand theft of the third degree (items valued between $300 and $20,000)
  • Grand theft of the second degree (items valued between $20,000 and $100,000)
  • Grand theft of the first degree (items valued at more than $100,000)

Grand theft is always considered a felony. Petit theft is considered a serious misdemeanor. There are special items included in these statutes that are considered particularly sensitive and could result in additional penalties, as well. For more information on the specifics of your case and what our firm can do to protect your rights and interests at this critical time, call our offices now.

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