If you’ve been charged with a theft offense in the State of Florida, you need to seek the advice of experienced criminal defense attorneys immediately, before it’s too late.
Burglary is committed when a person secretly enters (or remains inside once permission has been rescinded) a private location with the intent to commit some type of offense or forcible felony.
Burglary can range from a first-degree felony to a third-degree felony, depending on a number of factors including (but not limited to) whether the person is armed with a weapon, causes any property damage, or causes harm to another person.
Grand theft is not strictly determined by the monetary value of the property stolen.
Third-degree grand theft includes property with a value of more than $300, and items including (but not limited to):
- Motor vehicles
- Any fire extinguishers
- Stop signs
Grand theft in the third degree is a felony punishable with imprisonment for no longer than 5 years and a fine of no more than $5,000.
Second-degree grand theft includes property valued from $20,000 to $100,000, as well as items such as (but not limited to):
- Law enforcement equipment with a value of at least $300
- Medical equipment with a value of at least $300
Grand theft in the second degree is a felony punishable with imprisonment for no longer than 15 years and a fine of no more than $10,000.
First-degree grand theft includes property with a value of at least $100,000, as well as items including (but not limited to):
- Semitrailers deployed by law enforcement officers
- Cargo with a value of at least $50,000 that has entered the interstate or intrastate commerce stream
Grand theft in the first degree is a felony punishable with imprisonment for no longer than 30 years and a fine of no more than $10,000.
Grand Theft Auto
See “Grand Theft” above.
Commonly known as “Petty Theft,” petit theft is theft when the stolen property is valued at less than $300.
First-degree petit theft is a misdemeanor punishable by a definite prison sentence of not more than 1 year and applicable fines. Second-degree petit theft (where the stolen property is valued at less than $100) is punishable by imprisonment of no longer than 60 days and applicable fines.
Retail theft is not just Shoplifting. In fact, the term “retail theft” encompasses a number of offenses, including:
- Altering or removing an item’s price tag, universal product code (UPC), and/or label
- Switching items from one packaging container to another
- Stealing a shopping cart
Robbery is a theft crime where the offender uses violence, force, assault, or the instilling of fear upon the victim.
Robbery without a weapon is a second-degree felony punishable by imprisonment for no longer than 15 years.
Armed robbery is a first-degree felony punishable by imprisonment for no longer than 30 years.
Armed robbery with a firearm or other deadly weapon is a first-degree felony punishable by life imprisonment.
Fines up to $10,000 may be imposed against offenders of robbery in addition to imprisonment.
Variations of robbery include Carjacking and Home Invasion.
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