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Definition of Theft in Florida

Under Florida law 812.014, theft is defined as knowingly and unlawfully taking another’s property, using it, or attempting to obtain it with the intent to permanently or temporarily:

  • deprive the person of their rights to the property
  • appropriate the property to their own use

At First Coast Criminal Defense our Jacksonville theft lawyers can investigate the incident and use the facts to build your case. We can tenaciously defend your rights in court.

Call our Jacksonville theft attorneys today at (904) 474-3115for a FREE consultation.

Common Types of Theft Crimes in Florida

Theft may include a variety of property crimes such as:

What Is Larceny in Florida?

Larceny is the unlawful taking of another person's property with the intent to permanently deprive them of it. Larceny differs from robbery in that it does not take force or threat, it's taking any item of value.

Penalties for Theft in FL

Penalties for theft convictions in Florida include:

  • Prison time
  • Hefty fines

Florida Theft Classifications and Punishments

Florida classifies theft according to the value of the items involved and the charges range from petty theft to grand theft.

Second-Degree Petty Theft

The lowest level theft offense is referred to as “petit theft."Second-degree petit theft involves property valued at less than $100 and carries the following penalties:

  • 60 days in jail
  • a $500 fine
  • This is a second-degree misdemeanor

First-Degree Petty Theft

First-degree petit theft involves property with a value between $100 and $299 and carries the following penalties:

  • one year in jail
  • a $1,000 fine
  • If convicted twice of any theft crime, the charge is elevated to a third-degree felony

Third-Degree Grand Theft

Third-degree grand theft involves property that includes motor vehicles, firearms, fire extinguishers, commercially farmed animals, construction or stop signs, or anhydrous ammonia, and/or property that is valued between $300 and $19,999. A conviction under this classification results in:

  • 5 years in jail
  • a $5,000 fine

Second-Degree Grand Theft

Second-degree grand theft involves property that is valued between $20,000 and $99,999 and carries penalties of:

  • 15 years in prison
  • up to a $10,000 fine

First-Degree Grand Theft

First-degree grand theft, the most severe classification, involves property valued at $100,000 or more and carries the following penalties:

  • 30 years in prison
  • up to a $10,000 fine

The Jacksonville theft attorneys at First Coast Criminal Defense can work hard to build a solid defense for your case and represent you in court against a variety of Florida theft charges.

Legal Help for Theft Charges in FL

In order to reach a conviction for a theft charge, the prosecution must prove that the defendant took the property willfully and with the intention to deprive the owner of that property or to use it for his or her own purposes.

Our Jacksonville theft lawyers at First Coast Criminal Defense can gather evidence and use various defense strategies, such as claims of involuntary intoxication and the good faith belief or consent of the property owner, to seek a positive solution.

If you've been arrested, contact us online or call (904) 474-3115. Our Jacksonville theft lawyers can take your calls 24 hours a day, and they are always free and unrecorded! 

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