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.
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.
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.