Criminal charges for most theft crimes depend upon the dollar value of the property stolen. If the value of the property stolen is below $300, the theft crime will be classified as a misdemeanor. If the value of the property is over $300, it may be classified as a felony. There are also aggravating circumstances to consider. Aggravating circumstances can include the use of violence, the use of a weapon, and/or physical assault.
Common theft crimes include:
- armed robbery
- petit theft
- grand theft
- dealing in stolen property
- identity theft
Consequences for theft crimes include imprisonment, monetary fines, restitution, probation, and community service. This is why you need a defense attorney to help you navigate this difficult process. Legal penalties can be enhanced if a third party was harmed during the theft crime, if the offender has prior criminal convictions, or if the offender used violence or force while committing the crime.
If you have been charged with a theft crime in Jacksonville or the surrounding communities, you should seek the advice of an experienced attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can explain the law governing theft crimes and counsel you on the allegations and possible defenses.
If you have been charged with a theft crime, contact the Law Offices of Kelli J. Bynum, P.A. for a free consultation. 904.354.4499