Theft is labeled a “crime of dishonesty.”
Depending on the severity of the charge, a conviction can result in incarceration and/or fines and have a profoundly negative, lingering impact on many aspects of your life. For example, you could lose your professional licenses, scholarships and even your driver’s license.
There are several types of theft in Martin County. The least serious, petit theft, usually involves shoplifting and property valued at less than $300. A second degree misdemeanor, it can send you to jail for up to 60 days.
Grand theft is a felony. There are three degrees:
First degree: involves property valued over $100,000 with a maximum of 30 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
Second degree: involves property valued between $20,000-$100,000 and up to 15 years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine.
Third degree: involves property valued at $300-$20,000 and up to five years in prison and a maximum $5,000 fine.
As you can see, a conviction can ruin your life. This is why you need the best Martin County or South FL theft attorney you can find.
Maybe you made a mistake or did not mean to commit a theft. However, without the assistance of an experienced theft attorney, you could unintentionally hurt your case by saying something to law enforcement that is ultimately used against you.
More often than not, our knowledge of the laws and your rights will get your charges dropped, dismissed or reduced, a diversion or intervention program instead of the courtroom (such as rehab or counseling), negotiation for probation or, in the worst case scenario, defend you in a way that has the best possible outcome.
If charged with theft you cannot afford not to hire The Law Office of Joshua W. Deckard, a top-notch Martin County theft attorney. We know how to give you the best chance of beating the charges and avoiding a conviction.
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