Shoplifting and other theft charges follow you around for life.
Hiring the best Criminal Defense Lawyer for your case may keep you from having a permanent record saying, “you’re a thief” to anyone who sees it.
Try to get a job with a theft record.
Being charged with theft of any nature is something that can follow someone around for the remainder of their life, which is why our legal team is prepared to help clients fight such accusations.
We have extensive experience in all matters of crimes related to theft. Whether it’s petit, retail (i.e. shoplifting) or grand theft, our staff looks at each charge from every imaginable perspective. That allows us to craft a unique approach toward applying an effective strategy.
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Those charged with such crimes face felony charges, with the individual degrees also determined by the property value in question. Listed below are breakdowns of the three possible considerations:
If you are accused of stealing $100,000 or more then you are facing up to 30 years in prisonand restitution that would require repayment before you are freed.
If you are accused of stealing money or property with a value of $20,000 to $99,999,then you are facing up to 15 years in prison and restitution that would require repayment before you are freed.
If you are accused of stealing money or property with a value of $300 to $19,999,then you are facing up to 5 years in prison and restitution that would require repayment before you are freed.
Due to the morality of theft in general, the laws in place are meant to send a message to anyone convicted of such crimes.
The concept of shoplifting is seen as a minor crime to many, though the Florida State Attorney’s Office reserves the right to press felony charges in certain circumstances.
Tell us immediately if you have been charged with shoplifting or any other theft charge and you have never been arrested before. We may be able to get you into a pretrial diversion program that will eventually dismiss the charge.
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Should you decide to retain our services, we can guarantee the most vigorous defense of your theft or shoplifting charges and will pursue every legal avenue available in dealing with a conviction and potential penalties. Contact us today at (813) 254-9205