Grand Theft Defense
Orlando Grand Theft Defense Lawyer
The charge of Grand Theft is committed when a person knowingly takes or tries to take something of value from another person, whether the taking was temporary or permanent. In Florida, there are several levels of theft, depending on the type of property or the amount alleged to have been taken.
Levels of Grand Theft Under Florida Law And Penalties
- Grand Theft Third Degree: It involves the taking of property valued between $750 and $19,999. It can also be charged for a theft of a firearm, a motor vehicle, or certain other types of property, regardless of value, or for the theft of property from someone else’s home. Furthermore, anyone with two prior theft offenses can be charged with Grand Theft Third Degree regardless of the amount taken. Grand Theft Third Degree carries a maximum penalty of 5 years of prison or probation.
- Grand Theft Second Degree: It involves the taking of property valued between $20,000 and $99,999 and is punishable by up to 15 years of prison or probation.
- Grand Theft First Degree: It involves the taking of property valued over $100,000. A theft of any amount can be enhanced to Grand Theft First Degree if the defendant used a motor vehicle to cause damage or caused more than $1,000 in damage to personal property during the theft. Grand Theft First Degree carries a maximum penalty up to 30 years of prison or probation.
Theft can be charged federally if it involves public funds or theft by a bank examiner.
Grand Theft charges are serious and can affect wide-ranging aspects of your life, from employment and financial security to losing your civil rights. There are many different defenses that may apply to your case. It is important to speak to an attorney at NeJame Law who will fully explore your case and build a solid defense. Your privacy is important to us and we will keep your information confidential.