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Theft Crimes Lawyers in Gainesville

Helping You with All Your Criminal Defense Needs

Theft is generally defined as taking or using another individual’s property without their permission. However, a person may also be charged with a theft crime even if they only received the stolen property. The severity of the charges and penalties are determined by the value of the stolen property. These charges may be enhanced under certain conditions, such as if a violent weapon was used in the commission of the crime or if another crime took place concurrently.

Common theft crimes include:

  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Grand larceny or grand theft
  • Shoplifting, which is typically charged as petty theft

The penalties for a theft crime conviction are severe and the consequences are long-lasting. Depending on the value of the allegedly stolen property, you may face years in jail or prison, up to tens of thousands of dollars in fines, probation, and more. Additionally, a conviction will appear on your criminal record and potentially prevent you from getting a job, applying for certain loans, and even finding housing. You need to retain experienced representation to aggressively fight any and all charges against you.

At Dunham & Ingram, our Gainesville theft crimes attorneys are highly skilled in this complex area of law. With decades of experience under our belts, we have a comprehensive understanding of Florida theft laws. Regardless of the severity of the charges against you, we have the skill set needed to effectively fight for your best interests and protect your rights. You can trust us for all your criminal defense needs.

Call Dunham & Ingram today at (352) 415-2896 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation with our theft crimes attorneys in Gainesville.

About Theft Crimes in Florida

If the total value of the property you allegedly stole was less than $100, you will most likely be charged with second-degree petty theft. The maximum penalties for this offense include fines of up to $500 and incarceration in jail for up to 60 days. This is one of the least serious theft crimes but it can still leave a lasting impact on your future.

On the other end of the spectrum, if the total value of the property you allegedly stole was over $100,000, you may be charged with first-degree grand theft, a felony. This is one of the most serious theft crimes you can be charged with and it carries penalties of up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. Possible defenses to these charges include consent was given by the property owner, involuntary intoxication, and good faith belief of ownership.

If you have any questions or concerns about your situation or how our Gainesville theft crimes attorneys can help you, call us today at (352) 415-2896.

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