Theft Attorneys in Palm Beach, Florida
In Florida, a person commits a theft when they knowingly obtain or use, or endeavor to obtain or to use, the property of another with intent to, either temporarily or permanently deprive them of it. Notice that it can be either temporary or permanent. The most common theft charges are Petit Theft, Retail Theft (shoplifting), and Grand Theft. Grand Theft is for property or money valued at $750 or more; however, the levels of seriousness go up with the amount.
Thefts are also crimes of dishonesty. Crimes of dishonesty can have serious consequences for your future; more so than other types of crimes. The reason is it calls into question your trustworthiness. For example, can a potential employer trust you with money and merchandise, or can you be trusted to pay your rent on time, etc. Moreover, crimes of dishonesty can negatively affect your immigration status. Having a competent attorney working for you early on may influence how the prosecution proceeds. And early intervention can often influence the outcome of your case.
If you've been accused of theft in the state of Florida, reach out to us to start building your defense.
Call at 561-847-4726 for a free consultation. We will prepare your defense and advocate for the best outcome in your case. We may even be able to secure a diversion based on your criminal history.