Gainesville Theft Crime Lawyer
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Depending on the value of the items you have been accused of stealing, you could be facing years in prison, court-mandated restitution, a permanent criminal record, and much more. Why risk your future and your freedom? The Gainesville criminal defense attorney of Barbarette & Quirk have served the community for over a decade with experienced and skilled legal defense.
Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor theft crime or a felony, you need aggressive litigators on your side as quickly as possible. We may be able to fight for your charges being dropped or find another means of resolving the issue. Don't accept a charge or a conviction without first consulting the attorneys at our firm.
Types of Theft Crimes
Our clients across Florida look to us for knowledgeable legal advice and strong, confident representation in and out of the courtroom. No matter how complicated your theft crime charge may be, we are here to defend you, look out for your best interests, and seek the best possible resolution in your case as quickly as possible so that you can get back to your normal life.
We represent clients who have been charged with any type of theft charge in Florida, including, but not limited to:
- Unlawful taking
What are the Penalties for Theft Crimes?
In the state of Florida, the severity of penalties for theft crimes are determined by the amount of property that was stolen, type of victim, their criminal history, and whether or not a weapon was used. The following are the minimum penalties for theft offenses:
- Second-Degree Misdemeanor Theft - This offense is punishable by up to 60 days in jail and/or fines up to $500. An example of this is Petit theft.
- First-Degree Misdemeanor Theft - This offense is punishable by up to one year in jail and/or fines up to $1,000. An example of this is Petit theft.
- Third-Degree Felony Theft - This offense is punishable by up to five years in jail and/or fines up to $5,000. An example of this is shoplifting property worth $300 or more.
- Second-Degree Felony Theft - This offense is punishable by up to 15 years in jail and/or fines up to $10,000. An example of this is shoplifting property worth $3,000 or more.
- First-Degree Felony Theft - This offense is punishable by up to 30 years in jail and/or fines up to $10,000. An example of this is carjacking or grand theft.
Speak with Our Theft Crime Lawyer Today!
Your case is important to us, so don't wait another day to contact us to learn more. Time is not on your side if you have been charged with a crime. Let us get started on your case today.
We focus on results-oriented defense strategies. Call our skilled Gainesville criminal defense lawyers at (352) 356-4999 for a free phone consultation. Barbarette & Quirk is ready to get to work for you!