Miami Grand Theft Attorney
Grand Theft Charges in Florida
Grand theft is a theft crime that involves stealing property valued at $300 or more, or involving the theft of a particular type of item, such as a firearm. Depending on what was allegedly stolen as well as the value of the property, a defendant may face anywhere from a maximum sentence of 5 years to 30 years in state prison. The defendant is also likely to face restitution to the victim, as well as heavy fines and court fees. Grand theft is a felony offense in Florida, which is why you must hire an experienced
Miami criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights as soon as possible.
Penalties for Grand Theft in Florida
Following are some of the specific types of grand theft, along with the potential penalties that a defendant may face if convicted in Florida:
- Grand theft of the third degree - theft of an item valued at $300 to less than $20,000, or theft of a firearm, fire extinguisher, commercially farmed animal, will, anhydrous ammonia, or stop sign. Also includes theft of any property valued at $100 to less than $300 when taken from a home, apartment or other dwelling. Grand theft of the third degree is punishable by up to 5 years in state prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
- Grand theft of the second degree - theft of property valued at $20,000 or more, but less than $100,000. Punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
- Grand theft of the first degree - theft of property valued at $100,000 or more, theft involving property damage valued at $1,000 or more, or theft involving the use of a motor vehicle as an instrument in committing the crime and resulting in damage to real property. Punishable by up to 30 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
Charged with grand theft in Miami-Dade?
Contacting an attorney is a wise choice if you or someone you know is currently facing arrest or criminal charges for grand theft in Florida. Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Mirer offers a free initial consultation to discuss your case and how he can assist you in avoiding a conviction and maximum penalties for this offense, and he represents clients throughout all of the greater South Florida.
Learn how you can fight your grand theft charges - contact the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. today!