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South Florida Grand Theft Defense Lawyer

Theft is defined as knowingly obtaining or using the property of another with the intent to either temporarily or permanently the person of the property. A theft is considered a Grand Theft if the theft is of property equal to or greater than $300, or if it is the theft of a vehicle or a firearm or controlled substance. It is classified as a third degree felony punishable by up to Five years in Florida State Prison. If the property stolen is worth between $20,000 and $100,000 or law enforcement or emergency medical equipment, it is charged as a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in Florida State Prison. A first degree Grand Theft is charged when the property stolen is worth more than $100,000, punishable by up to 30 years in Florida State Prison.

 

The crime of Grand Theft belongs to a special category of crimes that are considered “crimes of dishonesty.”  Should an individual convicted of Grand Theft apply for a job in the future, prospective employers conducting a background check will likely see that the individual has committed a crime of dishonesty. This can make it difficult when applying for a job, a place to live, or even register for school. What is more, in any future legal dispute, whether civil or criminal, an individual’s prior conviction for a crime of dishonesty will be considered relevant as to that individual’s credibility and veracity. Do not try to face these charges alone. Call 954-740-0502  to contact Attorney Jason Seidman for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case, and to formulate the course of action that will end in the best possible result for you.