Criminal charges dealing with theft crimes are always serious. Even misdemeanor charges can have serious consequences that can follow you for decades.
Immediate consequences can include substantial fines, limitations to your freedom, jail or prison time, problems related to your job (especially if your job requires a professional license), and increased insurance premiums.
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How Theft Is Defined Under Florida Law
In Florida, theft can be defined as taking another person’s property without their consent and with the intent to deprive them of it. This could include a wide range of unlawful acts; the definition is broad enough to include several different types of theft. Florida Code § 812.014 further explains that theft can even include temporary seizure of another’s property with the intent to benefit from it or deprive the other person of their rightful ownership of it.
If you have been arrested for any type of theft offense, it is critical that you contact a Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney at Ron L. Baum P.A. immediately. We’re available 24 hours a day!
Common Theft Offenses
All instances of theft can carry serious consequences if you are found guilty. The definition of theft has even been broadened under the scope of Florida law to include things like fraud, as well, and a conviction for this type of charge will bring a whole slew of legal penalties.
Types of theft offenses that can be prosecuted under the law include:
Credit card theft
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The state or the government has the power to sanction both individuals and corporations for these offenses, and consequently, will be very thorough when prosecuting these types of crimes. Lengthy, meticulous investigations typically precede charges for white collar crimes, making it especially important to have the proper legal representation.
The earlier you have a lawyer representing you, the better the chance you will have of overcoming your charges. The moment you suspect you are under investigation call Ron L. Baum for an immediate consultation.