Jacksonville Theft Crime Lawyer
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Theft crimes can refer to many different criminal offenses that all involve
the taking or use of another’s property without their consent. Depending
on many factors unique to a case and the nature of an offense, theft crime
charges can pose penalties that greatly threaten your freedom and future.
At Owenby Law, P.A., our Jacksonville theft crime attorneys are equipped
with the necessary insight and experience to handle a range of theft allegations,
including even the most serious felony crimes. If you or someone you love
has been charged with a theft or fraud offense, the time to take action
and bring your case to the attention of a proven
criminal defense team is now.
Why Choose Our Defense Team?
- Decades of Collective Experience
- Thousands of Cases Successfully Handled
- Personalized Service & Case Attention
- Aggressive Defense Strategies
Speak with an attorney about your case during a
free consultation. Owenby Law, P.A. proudly serves clients around the region from multiple
office locations in Jacksonville, Orange Park, St. Augustine, and Fleming Island.
Theft & Fraud Representation
Florida uses the term theft to describe various types of property crimes
involving the unauthorized taking of another’s property. To classify
these crimes, state law makes a distinction between petit and grand theft.
Petit Theft – Petit theft involves crimes in which property is valued at less
than $300. In most cases, it is prosecuted as a second-degree misdemeanor,
which carries up to $500 in fines and up to 60 days in jail. When aggravating
circumstances are involved, such as prior theft convictions or theft involving
$100 to $300 worth of property, charges may be elevated to a first-degree
misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and 1 year in
jail. Two or more petit theft convictions can result in felony charges
and up to 5 years in prison.
Grand Theft – Grand theft is the most serious level for a theft offense, and
it involves property valued at more than $300. Grand theft is a felony
that poses severe penalties and collateral consequences, and Florida categories
the seriousness of Grand theft in three degrees: first-degree grand theft
($300 - $20,000), second-degree grand theft ($20,000 and $100,000), and
first-degree grand theft ($100,000 or more). These charges can result
in considerable fines of $10,000 and up to 5, 15, or 30 years in prison.
Examples of the types of theft and fraud related offenses our firm is prepared
to handle include:
- Petit and Grand Theft
- Credit Card Fraud
- Identity Thef
- Burglary and Robbery
Serious Penalties at Stake
Theft crime charges pose harsh penalties, hefty fines, and considerable
terms of imprisonment that can all be elevated when aggravating circumstances
are involved in a case, such as prior convictions, elderly or vulnerable
victims, and more. In some cases, particularly those that occur across
state lines or are committed against the U.S. government, theft and fraud
offenses can be prosecuted as federal crimes.
In addition to serious criminal penalties, having a theft conviction on
your record can prove a burdensome source of limitations in your personal
and professional life. In fact, some professions do not hire individuals
with a theft or fraud related conviction. Because the penalties and long-term
consequences are so severe, it becomes critical that anyone facing these
charges work with an experienced lawyer.
Learn How Owenby Law, P.A. Can Help
At Owenby Law, P.A., we are committed to helping local residents during
some of the most difficult times in their lives. We know there’s
a lot on the line, and we dedicate the time, resources, and collective
experience needed to pursue a positive resolution.
If you have questions about a theft crime and how our firm can help defend
against the charges and penalties you face, do not hesitate to
contact us for a free and confidential consultation.