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
  • Shoplifting
  • 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.