St. Augustine Theft Crimes Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney Serving St. Augustine
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 St. Augustine theft crimes lawyers 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?
- 70+ years of combined legal experience
- Former prosecutors in your corner
- Trial-tested history of success
- “Superb” Rating by Avvo (Attorney Albaugh)
- Highly rated by past clients
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 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.