Miami Theft Crime Attorney
Our state's theft laws are contained in Chapter 812 of the Florida Statutes, "Theft, Robbery and Related Crimes." Simple theft involves knowingly obtaining or using the property of another with the intent to deprive the lawful owner of the right to the property or to appropriate it to the use of the perpetrator. Various factors will influence the severity of the charges—for example, stealing items of little value is charged as petit theft, while more valuable items will increase the charge to grand theft. Similarly, the specific identity of the stolen property will influence the situation, as theft of items such as a car, a firearm or certain chemicals will be charged as grand theft.
Crimes of Dishonesty
A theft offense is looked upon as a "crime of dishonesty." You may be required to disclose the fact of a conviction on future employment applications, which could seriously limit your career options. Even if you are found not guilty, your name may be accessible through a national database which is used by many employers. Depending on whether you are charged with petit theft, burglary,
obtaining property by false personation, you are at risk of penalties including steep fines, a criminal record, probation and a term in jail or prison which can run into decades of time behind bars. There is simply too much at stake for you to take any chances with the outcome of this situation, so call a
criminal lawyer in Miami today.
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Arrest, and/or conviction for any theft crime, carries with it substantial repercussions that extend beyond your immediate charges. Our lawyers know that an arrest can occur at any time and we are available to you, any day of the week or hour of the day and you won't have to talk to an answering service when you need to talk to an attorney. Your attorney should be someone you trust and our case results illustrate our ability to produce favorable outcomes in matters of criminal defense. At Seltzer Law PA, when we act in your defense, we also assume responsibility for the rights and freedoms you have entrusted us with.