One offense that can have profound and perpetual effect on your future is a theft. Most employers conduct pre-employment background checks and a conviction for a theft related crime can be devastating. Theft crimes can cover a wide array of crimes ranging from burglary to petit theft. Did you know that you will lose your driver’s license if you get convicted of a theft related offense?
Whether you are under investigation, or have been charged with any of the following theft related crimes, call our office immediately to discuss the facts of your individual case.
Theft / Fraud / Burglary
Generally theft is taking property or currency of another without consent either temporarily or permanently. Fraud is obtaining the property or currency of another without consent by deception. Burglary is breaking and entering or remaining in the dwelling of another without consent intending to commit a crime. These types of offenses destroy future opportunities more than any other. This is one of the first things an employer will look for when evaluating job applicants. Theft crimes in the State of Florida are taken seriously. Not only are you facing jail time, but if convicted, you will lose your privilege to drive.
If the amount alleged to be stolen is over $300.00, you could be charged with a felony. This area of the law is not as easy as it seems. Not all cases charged were really crimes. There are many examples of business deals that have gone sour and disputes over who owned or had the right to enter or possess. Many times these are simply civil matters, not criminal.
It is important that you contact our office immediately. We will thoroughly investigate your case and provide you with the legal advice you need. In order to get you the desired result in your case, evidence needs to be collected quickly, or else it could be lost. Many times there are video tapes that are only preserved for 60 days. These records may help with your defense.