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Petit Versus Grand Theft
Individuals charged with retail theft can face a wide variety of penalties. It depends on what was taken and/or the value of the item taken.
Petit theft, as it's known, of less than $100 is typically a second-degree misdemeanor. Petit theft of between $100 and $300 is typically a first-degree misdemeanor. Both are punishable by jail time. Any amounts over $300 are classified as grand theft in either a first, second, or third-degree felony, depending on the situation. Individuals facing grand theft charges can face a maximum five-year prison sentence.
Either charge can have severe consequences — and not just fines and jail time. A retail theft, shoplifting or similar charge on a criminal record can impact future job prospects. For instance, an employer is less likely to hire you if you've been convicted of theft.
If you are facing a retail theft charge, it's important to seek out legal representation as soon as possible. A criminal defense lawyer can mitigate the short- and long-term repercussions you face.
Facing Theft Charges? Call Alex Hanna At 305-883-7272 Or TOLL FREE 844-774-2662 Before You Talk To Anyone!
Alex Hanna and his team of attorneys at the Law Offices of Alex Hanna, P.A., have successfully handled these types of cases for many people in Florida and throughout all Florida.
If you need help, call before you do anything! We can determine whether any defenses are applicable, such as abandonment or equal ownership, that might have occurred in your situation. We can also make sure your rights were protected.
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