Orlando Petty Theft Lawyers
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Defending Clients Charged with Petty Theft
Dealing with your first petit theft charge? What about your second or third? We've handled all the scenarios, so don't wait to call our experienced petit theft attorneys today at (407)228-3838.
Serious consequences result from a theft conviction, regardless of the value of the item supposedly stolen. While petty theft ranges from less than $100 to less than $300, the penalties include up to a year in jail. In addition, the criminal record could prevent pursuit of employment or sideline a promising career.
With freedom and a future at stake, you need an aggressive attorney at The Umansky Law Firm committed to minimize the consequences you face following an arrest for petty theft.
Former Prosecutors Protecting the Rights of Clients Charged with Petty Theft
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A conviction of petty theft could result in up to one year in jail and a fine of $1,000 for a first-degree misdemeanor. With that in mind, we provide personalized representation and focus on the specifics of your theft case. In many cases, a first-time offense can be resolved through community service, probation, and restitution. In addition, avoiding future legal trouble could result in a sealing of your record or expungement of the criminal charge.
Petty theft has a connotation of being 'lesser' but don't let the name fool you. Petty theft charges can be pursued by the full extent of the law and end up having a huge impact on your future. Even if something was 5 dollars, you will get charged the same way as an item that was almost 100. If something looks easy to steal and you strongly believe you could get away with it, nothing is worth committing a crime for especially when the penalties and fines associated with petty theft could be life-altering.
Keeping your record clean is vital in a job search. Many employers will ask about a criminal record. Knowing that a theft charge or conviction is on your record forces you to answer "yes." While honest, your admission could lead to a rejection of your application, particularly if the position applied for involves a license.
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To schedule a free initial consultation with an Orlando theft attorney at The Umansky Law Firm, contact us through this website or call (407) 228-3838.