Orlando Theft Criminal Defense Attorney
Altamonte Springs Theft Crime Lawyer, Sandra Rivera provides professional Theft Charge Criminal Defense Attorney legal services in Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Orlando, Winter Park, Kissimmee, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, Central Florida.
Call 407.375.2085 to Speak with Altamonte Springs and Orlando Theft Charge Criminal Defense Attorney / Lawyer, Sandra Rivera.
Theft differs from a robbery crime, in that a victim is not physically present at the time of the alleged crime.
Elements of a theft crime that may have to be proved beyond a reasonable doubt may include, but are not limited to:
- That an act of theft actually occurred;
- That the accused was present at scene at the time of the alleged theft;
- That the accused took or participated in the taking the property without authorization from the alleged victim;
- That the accused had knowledge that the property was illegally obtained either prior to or after the fact
- That the accused after being made aware that the property was illegally obtained, chose to sell the property, or chose to keep or use the illegally obtained property for him or herself.
If you have been accused, arrested or charged with a theft crime, seek experienced legal representation immediately in order to protect your legal rights and freedoms.
While there are various forms of theft, theft crimes generally fall into two categories:
- Petit Theft (also referred to as petty theft): Theft that involves property valued less than $300.00. Statutory provisions allow for the petit theft offence to be charged as either a misdemeanor of the second degree or a misdemeanor of the first degree, depending on the specifics of the petit theft crime.
- Grand Theft: Theft that involves property valued at $300.00 or more. There are various forms of felony theft that depending on the specifics of the crime, the accused may be charged with a felony of the third degree, felony of the second degree, or felony of the first degree. It is important to note that the value of the property is to be determined by the what the property is valued at in the condition that the property was in at the time of the alleged theft, not the retail price the property was originally purchased at. This is important because it may play a role in if the accused should have been charged with felony theft of the third degree or as a misdemeanor theft charge, or that a lesser degree of felony should be warranted.
When arrested for a theft crime or other criminal charges, you have rights that must be protected. You have the right to have competent legal counsel present your side of the events in question in an effort to prove your innocence. Your legal counsel may also negotiate on your behalf to have the charges dropped, reduced, to allow you to enter into a plea deal or diversion program when available, and to negotiate for probation instead of jail or prison time.
Protect your rights by seeking the legal advice and representation of an experienced Altamonte Springs and Orlando Theft Charge Criminal Defense Attorney / Lawyer.
Contact Orlando Theft Charge Criminal Defense Attorney / Lawyer, Sandra Rivera at 407.375.2085 in the Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Orlando, Winter Park, Kissimmee, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, Central Florida.