Fort Lauderdale Theft Crimes Lawyer
Aggressive Defense from Hager & Schwartz, P.A.
Theft covers a broad range of specific acts under Florida Law. Essentially, theft involves intentionally taking another person’s property or possessions and either permanently or temporarily depriving the other person of their right to it or ability to benefit from it. If convicted of theft, you could face a wide variety of penalties ranging from fines to time in prison.
At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., our skilled attorneys in Broward County share decades of legal experience, including experience as former prosecutors. This provides us with a unique perspective on how the prosecution is likely to approach your case. We tailor our defense to your circumstances and fight to uphold your rights throughout case proceedings.
Schedule a free case evaluation with us at your earliest convenience. We are available 24/7!
Theft Cases We Handle
Over the years, our firm has handled a wide variety of theft cases. Get in touch with our firm to find out what your potential defenses are and how we can help you through your present circumstances.
Penalties for Petty Theft & Grand Theft
Depending on the value of the stolen property, penalties will be waged accordingly. The biggest difference in punishment, however, is in considering whether it was a petty or grand theft.
- First Degree Petty Theft: Property must be valued between $100 and $299. Penalties include a fine of $1,000 and a maximum jail sentence of 1 year.
- Second Degree Petty Theft: Property must be valued at less than $100. Penalties include a fine of $500 and a maximum jail sentence of 60 days.
- First Degree Grand Theft: Property must be valued at $100,000 or more. Penalties include a fine of $10,000 and a maximum prison sentence of 30 years.
- Second Degree Grand Theft: Property must be valued between $20,000 and $99,000. Penalties include a fine of $10,000 and a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.
- Third Degree Grand Theft: Property must be valued between $300 and $19,000. Penalties include a $5,000 fine and a maximum jail sentence of 5 years.
Call Us 24/7 to Request Your Free Case Review
If you or someone you love has been arrested for a theft crime in Broward County, FL, it is imperative that you reach out to a Fort Lauderdale criminal lawyer at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. as soon as possible. As former state prosecutors, our lead defense attorneys know how the other side of the courtroom operates. They also share decades of collective legal experience.
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so don’t wait any longer to get the help you need. Initial consultations are always free and confidential. Call us today at (954) 840-8713!