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If you have been charged with a theft crime, remain calm and get a Pensacola theft lawyer on your side right away. Attorney Brandon Morris understands that a theft conviction can severely impact your day-to-day life and your future. You need an aggressive and zealous lawyer to protect your rights and defend you against theft allegations.

In Florida, theft is defined as any crime that involves taking or using someone else’s property without their permission.

Some common theft crimes include:

  • Stealing
  • Larceny
  • Conversion
  • Misappropriation

Theft crimes are further classified to differentiate them from one another and run the gamut from petty to grand theft. Penalties for these crimes range in severity, but even the least severe conviction can seriously affect your life.

If you have been charged with theft, call Brandon Morris at (850) 583-9112 for dependable representation.

Types of Theft

Florida divides theft crimes into two categories: petty and grand theft. Each category is further divided into degrees of severity.

The types of petty theft you can be charged with include:

  • First-degree petty theft: Stolen property is worth $100 - $749 or you have a prior theft conviction. Punishment is up to one year in jail and a fine up to $1,000.
  • Second-degree petty theft: Stolen property is worth less than $100. The maximum sentence is 60 days in jail and a fine of $500.

Petty theft is less severe than grand theft.

The types of grand theft in Florida include:

  • First-degree grand theft: Stolen property is worth $100,000 or more. Punishment is a maximum of 30 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Second-degree grand theft: Stolen property is worth between $20,000 and $99,999. The maximum sentence is 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Third-degree grand theft: Stolen property is worth between $750 and $19,999 or is a firearm, a vehicle, a farm animal, a stop sign, construction sign, fire extinguisher or you have two previous theft convictions. The maximum sentence is five years in state prison and a $5,000 fine.

Defending Theft Crimes

Because theft crimes vary so much, there are many possible defense strategies that could apply to your unique situation. Our Pensacola theft attorney will analyze your case and determine what the best approach is for your circumstances.

Some defenses against many theft crimes include:

  • Property was consensually given to the accused offender
  • Accused offender believed in good faith that he or she owned or had the right to possess the property
  • Involuntary intoxication at the time of the alleged theft

The best defense against charges of theft is one that is carefully planned and tailored to the specific case. Allow the Morris Firm to defend you with passion and determination.

Call our Pensacola theft lawyer today to get started. Dial (850) 583-9112.

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