Theft Offenses

theft crime

Theft crimes make up a large portion of the daily arrests made in South Florida and abroad. In Florida, a theft occurs when a person knowingly and unlawfully obtained or used the property of the victim with the intent to either temporarily or permanently deprive the victim of his/her right to the property or any benefit from it.

Theft crimes range from second-degree misdemeanors punishable by a maximum of 60 days in jail; to first degree felonies punishable by a maximum of 30 years in state prison. The severity of the theft offense charged will depend on the type and/or value of the alleged stolen property, and the status of the alleged victim or owner of the property. 

Although serious, theft crimes are non-violent which is a factor that should be highlighted to the State and the Court the defense. If you have been charged with any theft crime its important you call the attorneys at Lopez & DeFilippo who have experience both defending and prosecuting most types of theft crimes so you can maximize your chances of securing a fair outcome. 

Common types of theft crimes that we handle:

  • Petit Theft
  • Possession of an Anti-Shoplifting Device/Countermeasure 
  • Dealing in Stolen Property 
  • Giving False Verification to a Pawnbroker 
  • Grand Theft 1st Degree 
  • Grand Theft 2nd Degree
  • Grand Theft 3rd Degree
  • Grand Theft of a Firearm
  • Grand Theft of a Vehicle 
  • Grand Theft from a Person 65+
  • Retail Theft