Theft Crime Defense Strategies
Theft allegations can come with serious consequences, especially as the value of the alleged theft increases. In some of the most severe cases, convictions result in years of jail time and thousands of dollars in fines. Whenever possible, experienced defense attorney Justin Rickman employs defense strategies designed to have theft charges dropped.
In Florida, the statutes divide theft into two main categories: petit theft and grand theft. Petit theft is a misdemeanor charge typically applied when an alleged crime involves theft of property valued under $750. Certain circumstances, however, such as theft of a similar value from a home or apartment, may mean that the occasion rises to a third-degree grand theft charge. In those cases, you may face up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine in addition to court costs and any civil restitution the court orders.
Other extenuating factors, like the presence of a weapon, may lead to even more serious consequences.
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If you are charged with any form of theft such as shoplifting, grand theft, breaking and entering, simple or armed robbery, embezzlement, forgery, credit card theft, identity theft or others, contact an experienced theft defense attorney at The Law Offices of Justin Rickman, located in Clermont, Florida. Call 352-269-8652 or contact us online today.