Theft Lawyer West Palm Beach
Trusted Defense for Your Theft Charges in Florida
Have you been arrested for a theft-related crime? It is important to remember that you have rights, including that you are entitled to obtain the representation of an experienced, trusted West Palm Beach theft crime attorney. At The Pakett Law Group, PA, our theft crimes attorney Brian Pakett possesses extensive experience in providing trusted defense to our clients. He and his staff will take the time to understand your situation and draft a personalized and effective approach to your case. Whether you or a loved one has been charged with petty theft or a serious felony offense, our team is here to help. Serving Lake Worth, Wellington, & Delray Beach.
Understanding Florida Theft Crimes
You may be charged with a theft crime if you obtain property or financial gain through obvious deceit, violence, or threat. Florida law defines numerous types of theft crimes and charges can range from misdemeanor offenses to felony crimes. If convicted, you may face jail or prison time, fines, restitution to the victim or victims, probation, and a lifelong criminal record.
The Pakett Law Group, PA may be able to work with you if you have been charged with:
- Credit card theft
- Identity theft
- Mail theft
Regardless of the charges against you, having an experienced West Pam Beach theft crime attorney on your side can make difference in the outcome of your case. At The Pakett Law Group, PA, we will aggressively fight for your rights and help defend your future. All initial consultations are completely free of charge, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss your legal options and learn about your legal rights.
Grand Theft in Florida
In Florida, grand theft is the unlawful using or taking of property valued at $750 or more. There are varying degrees of grand theft, depending on the value or type of property stolen.
First-Degree Grand Theft
First-degree grand theft is the most serious type of grand theft charge. Classified as a first-degree felony, first-degree grand theft is punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000. First-degree grand theft includes property stolen that is:
- A semitrailer deployed by a law enforcement officer
- Cargo that has entered the stream of interstate or intrastate commerce valued at $50,000 or more
- Valued at $100,000 or more
- In the course of committing grand theft, causes damage in excess of $1,000
- In the course of committing grand theft, uses a motor vehicle to assist in committing the offense and causes damage
Second-Degree Grand Theft
Grand theft in the second degree is classified as a second-degree felony. Penalties for second-degree grand theft are up to 15 years in prison, up to 15 years of probation, or a fine of up to $10,000. Offenses considered second-degree grand theft include:
- Theft of property valued at $20,00 but not exceeding $100,000
- Theft of cargo valued at less than $50,000 that has entered the stream of interstate or intrastate commerce
- Theft of emergency medical equipment valued at $300 or more if taken from a chapter 395 licensed facility or from a vehicle or aircraft permitted under chapter 401
- Theft of equipment valued at $300 or more that is taken from law enforcement or an authorized emergency vehicle
Third-Degree Grand Theft
A third-degree felony, grand theft in the third degree is punishable by up to five years of probation, up to five years in prison, or a $5,000 fine. Theft of the following types of property will result in a charge of third-degree grand theft:
- Motor vehicles
- Any commercially farmed animal
- Any fire extinguisher
- Items stolen from a designated construction site identified by the posting of a sign
- Any amount of citrus fruit consisting of 2,000 or more pieces of fruit
- Property valued at $750 but not exceeding $20,000
- Property taken from a dwelling that is valued at more than $100 but less than $750
Petit Theft in Florida
In Florida, petit theft consists of the stealing of property valued at less than $750 with the intent to deprive the owner of the property or the benefit of the property. Generally, petit theft is a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to one year in jail and fines of up to a $1,000 fine.
In cases where the defendant has been convicted of two or more theft offenses, petit theft can be charged as a third-degree felony. Penalties of felony petit theft include up to five years of imprisonment or five years of probation.
Let The Pakett Law Group, PA Help You
Theft crimes are serious offenses that require immediate action. As soon as you or a loved one are arrested—or if you believe you may be under investigation for such a crime—call a skilled West Palm Beach theft crime lawyer and let our team get started on providing you with quality representation.
If you want a lawyer that will do everything to help you, Brian Pakett is the lawyer for you.
- Not Afraid to Fight For You in Court
- Quick Response Time for All Clients
- Easily Available in Your Time of Need