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Clearwater, Florida

Theft Lawyer

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If you have been accused of a theft charge from petit theft to credit card fraud in Clearwater, Florida, you deserve persuasive representation and the chance to move forward.

At Fletcher & Fletcher, our criminal defense attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience to walk you through what to expect and what options are available in your case.

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Theft cases in Clearwater, Florida

According to Florida law (812.014), a person commits theft if he or she knowingly acquires, uses – or attempts to obtain or use – someone else’s property with the intent, either temporarily or permanently, to:

(a) deprive the other party of a right to the property or a benefit from it, or

(b) appropriate the property for his or her own use or for the use of anyone not entitled to do so.

This means that theft can look like a variety of offenses, including:

  • Petit theft
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Grand theft auto
  • Carjacking
  • Credit card fraud

Theft Penalties in Florida

Depending on the details of the case, the type of property stolen, and its monetary value, the penalties for theft can differ in Clearwater, Florida.

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If you are facing petit theft charges you could be facing the following charges

  • Property stolen is less than $100
    This is a misdemeanor of the second degree, which means a fine of $500 and max sentencing of 60 days in prison
  • Property stolen is between $100-$750
    This is a misdemeanor of the first degree and would result in a fine of $1000 and max sentencing of 1 year in prison.

In Florida, grand theft is considered a felony, so the stakes can be even higher. In addition to 5 to 30 years in prison, you may also be fined between $5,000 and $10,000 if it is a first, second, or third degree crime.

It’s imperative to contact a Clearwater theft defense attorney as soon as possible given the wide range of possible penalties you may face.

Working with Fletcher & Fletcher on Your Theft Defense

At Fletcher & Fletcher, our goal to amass a high number of clients. What we strive for is to be available around the clock and provide the best result for each individual client.

We’re not here to find shortcuts or step away from difficult tasks; your story matters to us and we’re ready to fight for you.

We have a proven track record of success, and we’re ready to get to work for you – no matter what offense you may be charged with.

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