Fighting Theft Crime Charges Throughout Florida
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 Tallahassee theft crime attorneys, our firm has successfully defended clients charged with a variety of theft crimes.
At Jansen & 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.
Common Theft Cases We Have Handled
Our firm defends clients throughout the Tallahassee area charged with many different types of theft crimes, including but not limited to:
- White collar crimes
- Identity theft
- Auto theft
- Petty theft
- Criminal fraud
- Bad checks
- Credit card fraud
Other Theft Charges
One specific category 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.