Florida Theft Crimes Lawyer
Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a theft crime, you need an attorney in your
corner who understands both the legal and social struggles that lie ahead.
If convicted, a person can be facing years in prison, steep fines, and
damage to social standing. A mark on your criminal record can also greatly
limit your eligibility for employment in many fields and may even affect
the places in which you are allowed to live. At the Albaugh Law Firm,
our Jacksonville criminal defense attorneys have substantial experience
protecting the rights of those accused of theft and can provide the uncompromising
defense that you deserve.
Why choose our Jacksonville criminal defense attorneys?
Schedule a FREE consultation and speak to an attorney about your case.
Types of Theft Crimes in Florida
In Florida, “theft” is the term used to describe a wide range
of crimes that involve the unlawful taking of another person’s property.
Theft crimes are prosecuted severely and depending on the circumstances
of the alleged event, defendants can be facing either misdemeanor or felony
charges. When deciding on a case, a court may consider elements such as
if bodily harm occurred, if a weapon was used to intimidate or injure,
where the crime took place, the value of items stolen, and the past criminal
history of the defendant. Even the least severe crime of petit theft (commonly
“petty” theft in other states) can be charged as a first-degree
misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in prison. Additionally, a person
may face civil liability and punishments such as the suspension of a driver’s license.
Our firm can defend clients against punishments from theft crimes such as:
- Grand theft
- Petit theft
Unbiased and Hard-Hitting Defense against Theft Charges
The first in overcoming an accusation of theft is to understand the case
against you. At the Albaugh Law Firm, we believe that client education
is a vital component of the criminal defense process and can work individually
with you to see that you always understand what is happening in your case.
Together, we can construct a powerful defense, maximizing the chances
of a successful outcome. Our Jacksonville criminal defense attorneys have
proven experience in defending against theft crimes and as former prosecutors,
know how the charges against you are likely to be structured. If you are
facing criminal charges, protecting your future begins with a call to
the Albaugh Law Firm.
Contact our firm today and find out where you stand in your case.