Theft Crimes Lawyer in Tallahassee, Florida
Tallahassee Criminal Defense Attorney
Having a theft conviction on your record can mean serious, long-term consequences
in many aspects of your everyday life. It can prevent you from getting
a job in many industries, obtaining professional licensure, and buying
or renting a home. As experienced theft crime defense attorneys, our firm
has successfully defended clients charged with a variety of theft crimes.
For example, Attorney Tim Jansen defended Rocky Hannah, a Leon County school
administrator, facing allegations of misappropriating school funds. He
also represented two former FAMU officials who were accused of theft.
We have the experience it takes to handle theft allegations.
At Jansen and Davis, P.A., we understand the fear and anxiety you will
face when forced to confront the criminal justice system. We will work
hard to protect your constitutional rights including search and seizure
issues, Miranda issues, and evidentiary matters. Our firm defends clients
throughout the Tallahassee area charged with many different types of theft
crimes, including but not limited to:
One specific type of theft crime is white collar crimes, which generally
involves theft in the workplace. This includes activities such as credit
card fraud, insurance fraud, identity theft, or embezzlement. Theft can
be characterized and charged as a felony or a misdemeanor criminal offense,
depending upon the value of the items in question and/or prior convictions.
Petty (Petit) Theft vs. Grand Theft
Florida Statutes § 812.014 explains the difference between petty theft
and grand theft. Theft of property or actual money valued at $100-$300
is petit theft of the first degree. Accusations of theft of more than
$300 are grand theft charges. The degree will differ depending on the
amount stolen. For example, theft of property valued at $20,000 to $100,000
is grand theft of the first degree while theft of $300 is grand theft
of the third degree.
If you are facing theft charges of any kind,
contact Jansen and Davis, P.A.
as soon as possible to protect your legal rights.