Miami Petit Theft Lawyer
What is Petit Theft?
In Florida, theft crimes are categorized as grand theft or petit theft depending on the value and type of property stolen. Under Florida Law (Section 812.014,), petit theft is defined as when a person steal property from a person or business valued at less than $750. Petit theft is often associated with shoplifting however, it doesn't have to occur in a store.
Don't wait to speak with an experienced theft crime attorney in Miamiif you are charged with petty theft. Schedule your free consultation.
Petit Theft Penalties in Florida
Although petit theft is most often categorized as a misdemeanor offense, punishable by a maximum of 12 months in jail, it often qualifies for alternative sentencing to avoid imprisonment. However, there are circumstances which will result in petit theft being charged as a felony.
Petit theft is classified and punishable under Florida law as follows (although it is important to remember that specific penalties will vary on a case by case basis):
- Petit theft of property valued at less than $100 - second degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.
- Petit theft of property valued at $100 to less than $300 (1st degree petit theft)- first degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
- Felony petit theft (petty theft with 2 prior convictions) - third degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
For more information on felony petit theft in Florida, contact ustoday.
Get help from an experienced petty theft attorney in Miami, FL!
Have you been arrested for petit theft in Florida? You will need all the help you can get to fight your charges and reach a positive case outcome. Miami criminal attorney Michael Mirer can meet with you to discuss your case and the charges you are facing.
As a former Miami-Dade prosecutor and trial attorney with over a decade of experience, Attorney Mirer understands what you are up against and has the skill and experience needed to build a powerful defense against your Florida petit theftcharges.
Contact the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A.today or fill out a free case evaluation form to learn more about your options if you are charged with petty theft in Miami!
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