Theft and related charges are serious charges, which can have serious consequences. In order to defend yourself from these types of theft or shoplifting arrests and charges, you need a criminal attorney who understands the legal aspects of the case as well as the personal impact the case may have on your life. Our lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm have over 60 years of combined experience with these types of cases.
When you have been accused of or charged with theft, shoplifting, fraud, passing worthless checks, burglary or other property crimes in Orlando, our theft lawyers can provide an aggressive defense to the charges. As former prosecutors, we have extensive experience handling all types of theft crimes, including shoplifting, forgery, and check fraud cases. Now, as criminal defense attorneys, we can help you.
At The Umansky Law Firm, we handle all types of theft and fraud cases in the central Florida area, with an emphasis on shoplifting charges. Contact us today.
Felony or Misdemeanor Theft Charges
Theft of property, goods, or services can either be a felony or a misdemeanor in Florida. Our criminal defense attorneys represent central Florida clients charged with these theft-related offenses:
Penalties for Theft in Florida
The consequences of a theft or shoplifting conviction may include:
- Mandatory fines and costs
- Probation and community service
- Suspension of your driver's license
- Possible jail time
- Loss of college scholarships
- Public humiliation
- Career stress or loss of job
- Loss of professional licenses
Crimes of dishonesty can affect your employment in any job. Theft and fraud convictions could result in loss of professional or occupational licenses and loss of college scholarships. Believe it or not, if you are convicted of a theft offense, the judge can and usually will suspend your driver's license.
We often find that clients accused of theft and white collar crimes are good people who have made mistakes in judgment. Perhaps you are a housewife, college student or tourist. We always do our best to resolve these matters quickly and efficiently by using creative strategies. If you are a first-time theft offender, you may be eligible for a diversion or intervention program which result in your charges getting dropped or dismissed.
Defending Theft and Shoplifting Charges
When charged with a theft crime there are many different defense strategies that an attorney may use. For example, you may never have intended to steal the item in the first place and an experienced attorney will work to make sure the prosecutor cannot prove the offense was committed intentionally.
Example of a Recent Case We Defended:
We represented a client after she was caught shoplifting from a retail store in Orlando. Our client had never been in trouble before, but the prosecutor was trying to charge her with scheme to defraud which is a felony in Florida. Instead our attorneys were able to convice the prosecutor to charge her only with a misdemeanor and instead of jail or probation we persuaded the prosecutor to put our client in a first offender program. Now all our client must do is complete the program and the State of Florida will drop the charges against her.
Get a Free Case Analysis
At The Umansky Law Firm, we do more than a free consultation! We ask you to call or come in for a case review. Our lawyers will meet with you, review your documents and explain what defenses you may have and answer whatever questions you ask. After, we will use our special strategy planning tool, where we begin to start planning a resolution to your case. You will also receive our free guide on how to navigate through the court system, which can be very confusing for most folks.
Contact Our Orlando Theft Attorneys Now For Help
If you have been charged with felony or misdemeanor theft, shoplifting or burglary, our theft lawyers can represent your interests in a Florida court of law. Get in touch with our firm anytime, day or night, for a free consultation. Contact us online or call The Umansky Law Firm at 407-228-3838 now to schedule your free case review.
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