Theft Crimes Attorney in Clearwater

Charged with Theft in Tampa?

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Any theft charge is a serious offense that may not only land you with fines and jail time, but decrease opportunities for education and employment. To combat your charge, retain the services of a seasoned criminal defense attorney at Hilliard Law, P.L.

Attorney Hilliard has successfully represented hundreds of clients, providing unwavering support and wise counsel during this difficult time in their life. His priority is to effectively resolve your situation at a reasonable cost so that you can move on with your life. Make an appointment for your free consultation at one of our convenient office locations in Tampa or Clearwater!

Grand Theft vs. Petit Theft

According to F.S. 812.014, theft occurs when a person knowingly obtains, or tries to obtain someone else's property, with the intent of taking it permanently. The type of theft depends on the value of the property; it may be petit theft or grand theft.

Petit Theft

Petit theft, also referred to as shoplifting or petty theft, is charged when the value of the property totals less than $300. Here are the specific charges:

  • 2 nd Degree Misdemeanor: property value is under $100
  • 1 st Degree Misdemeanor: property value is between $100-300
  • 3 rd Degree Felony: two or more prior convictions of petty theft

Grand Theft

Any stolen property over $300 is known as grand theft and is charged as a felony offense.

  • 3 rd Degree Felony : property value between $300-$20,000
  • 2 nd Degree Felony : property value between $20,000-100,000
  • 1 st Degree Felony : property value over $100,000 or over $1,000 in property damage while committing the offense

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Don't risk the penalties associated with a misdemeanor or felony charge. Call Hilliard Law, P.L. to get your free case evaluation today! Attorney Hilliard may be able to get your charges dismissed before trial! Find out what how he can assist you by calling the office or submitting a free case evaluation form online.

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