Written by Kenneth L. Foote
Theft Defense Attorneys
Theft is defined in Florida Statute Section 812.014, a theft occurs when a criminal defendant does the following:
- knowingly and unlawfully obtains, uses, or endeavors to obtain or use the alleged victim's property, and
- has the intent to:
- deprive the victim of the property or benefit from it or
- appropriate the property for his own use or another person's use that is not entitled to it.
If you have been charged with theft please call 1-877-903-6683 to speak with an experienced theft defense attorneys at K.L. Foote immediately.
Theft is defined under Florida law as the taking of property from another with the intent to either temporarily or permanently deprive the individual of their property. This covers many situations, including fraud, embezzlement and dishonest investment schemes. Because the law is so broad, many theft charges occur after a misunderstanding among the parties involved. The Florida theft criminal defense attorneys at K.L. Foote will work through the facts of the situation and defend your rights.
Florida theft charges are divided into petit theft or grand theft, and depending on the amount stolen, may be charged as a second-degree misdemeanor all the way up to a first-degree felony. the penalties range from probation to decades in prison. If you are facing grand theft charges, it is serious. You should get help right away from an experienced Florida theft criminal defense lawyer at the law offices of K.L. Foote.
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