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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. From shoplifting allegations to an arrest for robbery, burglary, or grand theft, the Miami theft crime defense attorneys at the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. is fully equipped to protect your best interests.
At the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A., a solid defense strategy starts here. Call (800) 798-0243 to request your no-cost initial consultation.
What is Theft?
The basic definition of theft is taking the property of another person. To further explain the criminal definition of this offense, it would include any action taken to deprive another person of property without their knowledge and/or consent and with the intent of permanently denying the person of its use.
Theft crimes encompass a broad number of criminal offenses, all related to misappropriating property or funds, stealing property or committing fraud.
Penalties for Theft Crimes
The penalties an individual will face for a theft charge will depend upon whether or not the offense was violent in nature and other factors. For example, robbery and burglary are committed through the use of force or violence, and therefore these charges carry more severe penalties.
Although the specific penalties for a theft crime conviction may vary, the basic criminal penalties that may be enforced are imprisonment in county jail or state prison, fines, and probation. However, a defendant may also face possible drug or alcohol treatment if his or her offense is related to drug or alcohol abuse.
The nature of the offense, whether a weapon was involved, the defendant's prior criminal record, whether anyone was injured, and the value of property involved will all affect the potential penalties that a defendant may face for a theft crime conviction in Miami, Florida.
What is Larceny in Florida?
Many theft crimes may also be referred to as "Larceny," a legal term referring to the criminal offense of taking another's property with the intention of temporarily or permanently depriving them of its use, without the victim's knowledge and/or consent.
Shoplifting is a form of larceny, as are violent theft crimes such as:
Larceny may be classified as grand larceny or petit larceny, depending on the value and type of property taken.
A Miami theft crime attorney can help fight allegations of any of the following, and more:
- Grand Theft
- Petit Theft
- Dealing in Stolen Property
- Motor Vehicle Theft
- Money Laundering
- Organized Fraud
- Worthless Checks
How the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. Can Help You
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 at (800) 798-0243 if you would like to learn more about your rights and interests from a skilled legal professional.