Miami Theft Crime Attorney
Criminal Lawyer for South Florida Theft Charges
If you or someone you know is facing theft crime charges of any kind, you may be in danger of facing years of imprisonment, fines, and other serious criminal penalties if you are convicted. Attorney Michael Mirer is here to help, and with over ten years of experience as a trial attorney as well as a background as a former Miami-Dade prosecutor, attorney Mirer understands the Florida criminal process inside and out.
About Florida Theft Crimes
Theft crimes encompass a broad number of criminal offenses, all related to misappropriating property or funds, stealing property or committing fraud. The manner in which a theft crime is carried out, as well as whether it is violent or non-violent in nature will most often dictate the particular penalties that a defendant may face if convicted. Some theft crimes, such as robbery or burglary, are committed by way of force or violence. Shoplifting, on the other hand, is carried out in a hidden manner with the hopes of not even being noticed. Fraud is yet another form of theft that involves deceit to carry out the offense. Fraud may be referred to as "theft by deception." Our Miami criminal defense attorney can help you fight allegations of such theft crimes as:
Computer crimes or cybercrimes have been growing in recent years. Examples of this type of crime include: identity theft, grand theft, hacking, spoofing, fraud, unauthorized access, spamming, and phishing. Contact a criminal lawyer to learn more.
Forgery is a white collar crime that involves altering or creating legal or financial documents. This could also refer to creating forged goods, as in designer purses and clothes.
Grand theft refers to stealing an item or items above $300 in value. This is a more serious crime that can land people in jail for up to thirty years. It can be charged from third degree to first degree, depending on the amount stolen.
Money laundering is usually charged as a federal crimes and so the prosecution and trial process will be more severe. This crime is usually associated with organized crime as it is usually involved with covering up illegally gained funds.
Organized fraud is the crime of inventing a scheme to defraud others out of their money. Phishing and spoofing are examples of this type of crime and can be punished by up to life in prison.
While grand theft refers to stolen goods of over $300, petit theft or shoplifting is theft of under $300. This crime is usually charged as a first or second degree misdemeanor. Depending on how much was actually stolen, you could be punished by up to 12 months in county jail.
If you purposefully give another person a worthless check, you could be guilty of a misdemeanor or felony. If the check was valued at less than $150, it will be first degree misdemeanor and punished by up to twelve months in jail. If it was valued at more than $150, the penalties could be up to five years in state prison.
Do I need an attorney?
Involving a lawyer is important, and we highly suggest that you do this as early in the criminal process as possible. You may be in danger of facing serious criminal penalties and even up to years in prison if you are convicted. The failure to act quickly and involve a Miami theft crime lawyer may come back to haunt you if you are found guilty or if you accept a plea bargain that is not truly in your best interests. Contact Attorney Michael Mirer today if you would like to learn more about your rights and interests from a skilled legal professional. To learn more about theft crimes, please visit our
Miami theft crimes website.