Being prosecuted of a theft crime will leave a permanent record on you, which will follow you
throughout your lifetime.  Theft crimes are takes seriously in the state of Florida and the penalties can
be harsh.  Theft crimes can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies depending on the value of the
goods or services involved.  Additionally, theft is an enhancement crime meaning that it is can be
charged as a higher level crime each time it is committed.

Florida statutes define theft crimes as knowingly obtaining or using the property of another with the
intent to deprive them temporarily or permanently of their property.  

If the value of goods or services involved is less than $300, then the crime is typically charged as petit
theft provided (also depending on the number of times you have been previously charged with theft
crimes).  If the value of goods or services is over $300, the prosecutor will charge the crime as grand
theft.  Petit theft typically is a misdemeanor and grand theft is a felony.  Grand theft can be prosecuted
under different felony degrees depending on the value of the goods. Whatever the charge maybe, intent
is one of the key issues in theft crimes that the prosecutor must prove in his/her case in chief.  In many
cases, there is no intent to steal or defraud.  Rather many people accidentally take the property of
another and yet accused with a theft crime.  The consequences of being arrested and convicted with a
theft crime can be serious.  Your reputation in the community will be at stake if you are facing a theft
charge.  Additionally, because theft crimes are considered crimes of dishonesty, you might not be able
to obtain employment in certain industries.

Some of the common theft crimes that we handle are:

  • Shoplifting / Petit Theft (less than $300)
  • Employee Theft / Embezzlement
  • Grand Theft (more than $300)
  • Dealing in Stolen Property
  • Scheme to Defraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Worthless Check
  • Stopping Payment with Intent to Defraud
  • Robbery
  • Fraud
  • Forgery

Hiring a cheap lawyer could turn into the most expensive lawyer and mistake you ever make.
Once you have been arrested for a theft crime, it is in your best interest to contact an aggressive defense
attorney to represent you.  At Bano Law Firm P.L., we will seek to get your case dismissed.  If not, we
will use our resources and skills to get the best possible resolution for your case.  We assure you that
you will be informed of all aspects of the defense throughout all the stages of the case.  You do not have
to face the legal system alone.  

Call an Orlando Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Immigration, Bankruptcy Lawyer now
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Family Law or Bankruptcy case.  Bano Law Firm P.L. provides aggressive legal representation for
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