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Tampa Theft Charges Defense Attorney

Theft charges are often results of simple misunderstandings or even false accusations. I can work with you and aggressively defend your case.

Being charged with a theft crime can mean serious consequences and long term consequences on your record. It may prevent you from obtaining a job, professional licenses, and other things. Theft is able to be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the value of the items in question. If the items total less than $400, you may be charged with a misdemeanor, but if the items in question total more than that amount, you may be charged with grand theft. The amount of prison time can vary depending on the charge. For a misdemeanor, you may spend up to six months in confinement, but if it is the other charge, you jail time will increase and you may be expected to pay up to $10,000 in fines.

In order to be charged with a theft crime, the person stealing the property must have intended to take it. Generally, a theft involves the movement of property to one area to another or from one building to another, but theft may even occur if the movement is slight, as long as the intent was to move the property from the original owner to the thief.

Property is generally defined as any item of personal, commercial, or industrial ownership including, but not limited to, items such as jewelry, real property (like a home), clothing, intellectual property ( ideas, concepts, trading secrets), services, or institutional property such as library materials. Money may also be identified as property, but there are usually different sets of rules that come with that.

In order to be charged with a theft crime, the prosecutor must prove that there was no consent given by the original property owner for the thief to take the property. It must also be clear the thief was not welcome to take the original owner’s property as well.

If you are facing these charges, contact me and I will put your best interests first. I will provide you with sincere guidance that will lead you to your best legal outcome.

Some different types of theft that may be committed are:

  • Shoplifting
  • Petty Theft (Misdemeanor)
  • Grand Theft (Felony)
  • Robbery
  • Auto Theft

Theft may also be covered as a white collar crime if it is committed in a place of work or on in broader extent, such as embezzlement, identity theft, fraud, or credit card theft. Be aware that receiving stolen property also pertains to a theft crime, but you will only be charged if you knew it was stolen.

In almost all cases, white collar crimes result in felonies. It is vital for you to contact a defense attorney like Joe Caimano if you have been charged with a white collar crime. With a reliable attorney backing you, it is possible to reduce the charge or dismiss it altogether.