Theft Crimes Attorney in Tampa
Charged with Theft in Tampa?
Any theft charge is a serious offense that may not only land you with fines
and jail time, but decrease opportunities for education and employment.
To combat your charge, retain the services of a seasoned criminal defense
attorney at Hilliard Law, P.L.
Attorney Hilliard has
successfully represented hundreds of clients, providing unwavering support and wise counsel during this difficult time
in their life. His priority is to effectively resolve your situation at
a reasonable cost so that you can move on with your life. Make an appointment
for your free consultation.
Grand Theft vs. Petit Theft
F.S. 812.014, theft occurs when a person knowingly obtains, or tries to obtain someone
else's property, with the intent of taking it permanently. The type
of theft depends on the value of the property; it may be petit theft or
Petit theft, also referred to as shoplifting or petty theft, is charged
when the value of the property totals less than $300. Here are the specific charges:
nd Degree Misdemeanor:
property value is under $100
st Degree Misdemeanor:
property value is between $100-300
rd Degree Felony:
two or more prior convictions of petty theft
Any stolen property over $300 is known as grand theft and is charged as
a felony offense.
rd Degree Felony
: property value between $300-$20,000
nd Degree Felony
: property value between $20,000-100,000
st Degree Felony
: property value over $100,000 or over $1,000 in property damage while
committing the offense
Contact Hilliard Law, P.L.
Don't risk the penalties associated with a misdemeanor or felony charge.
Call Hilliard Law, P.L. to get your free case evaluation today! Attorney
Hilliard may be able to get your charges dismissed before trial! Find
out what how he can assist you by calling the office or submitting a free
case evaluation form online.