Category Archives: Theft
Receiving Stolen Property In Florida
Everything is so expensive these days that it only makes sense to jump at the opportunity to buy something when you find it for sale at an affordable price. Be careful when someone tries to sell you something at rock bottom prices, though. When something seems too good to be true, it probably is,… Read More »
Florida Theft Laws
In common usage, the word “theft” refers to any act of stealing or taking tangible or intangible property from its owner without the owner’s consent. When you get charged with theft, the implication is that the only way you harmed the victim was by taking their property. Therefore, the penalties for theft are less… Read More »
Charged With Disturbing The Peace In Florida?
In a bizarre turn of events, a Florida man was shot by a police officer after breaking a beer bottle over his own head. The officer mistakenly thought he heard gunshots. The man was already under police investigation for armed robbery when this occurred. Now the defendant faces additional charges. Police shot at the… Read More »
What’s The Difference Between Carjacking And Vehicle Theft In Florida?
Last week in Tampa, two men crashed a car on I-75 driving at high speeds. When good samaritans pulled over to assist them, the men ordered the couple at gunpoint to drive them to another destination. Fearing for their lives, the couple complied. The men exited the vehicle at which point the victims drove… Read More »
Charged With Shoplifting or Petit Theft? You Have Options
In a hypothetical story, Susan is standing in line to checkout at a local department store with her toddler. She completes her purchase with the cashier, bags her items and pushes the cart out the front doors, only for the security alarm to trigger. Unbeknownst to her, her toddler has shoved several items (candy,… Read More »
Grand Theft Felonies
Florida classifies theft, larceny, robbery, and burglary distinctively. Grand theft is a specific intent crime, not a general intent crime. It means that a defendant allegedly stole property from another with the intent to permanently deprive the other person of their property. Grand theft is a felony, and the property illegally taken must be… Read More »