Orlando Grand Theft Attorney

Orlando Theft Lawyer

What Is Considered Grand Theft in Florida?

Arrested for grand theft or petty theft? Unsure of what to do next? Let one of our experienced theft attorneys with The Umansky Law Firm review your theft case for free.

Following an arrest for any type of theft, including grand theft, petty theft, burglary or shoplifting, you may feel that your options are limited. That often leads to quick guilty pleas without legal representation. Securing the services of an attorney can start the process of negotiating a reduction to misdemeanor charges. It can also lead to a deal with the victim to provide restitution in exchange for dropping the charges.

Penalties for Florida Grand Theft Charges

Grand theft is a type of theft charge that is filed when the value of the property stolen is greater than or equal to a value. The charges can be classified by varying degrees of felonies:

Third-degree felony grand theft:

  • Items are between $300 and $20,000 in value
  • Any firearm
  • Any motor vehicle
  • Facing jail time of up to five years and fines up to $5,000

Second-degree grand theft:

  • Items are between $20,000 and $100,000 in value
  • Facing jail time of up to 15 years and fines up to $10,000

First-degree grand theft:

  • Items are more than $100,000 in value
  • Facing jail time of up to 30 years and fines up to $10,000

Additional Consequences For A Grand Theft Charge in Florida

  • Potential employment:
    • During interviews, many employers will ask prospective applicants if they were ever arrested or convicted of a crime. Answering “yes” could undermine your qualifications and interview performance. Certain jobs require licensure that mandates a clean criminal record.
  • More expensive items, more serious penalties:
    • The more valuable the item you are accused of stealing, the more severe the criminal penalties. While some theft crimes are charged as misdemeanors, an arrest for theft of something over $300 is considered felony grand theft.
  • Impact on your entire future:
    • The consequences of even a third degree grand theft conviction include up to five years in jail and a $5,000 fine. However, assigning a time or monetary amount to a damaged reputation is impossible. A once-thriving career could be at an end with a grand theft conviction on your record.

What You Should Do If Charged With Grand Theft

You need a dedicated theft defense attorney at The Umansky Law Firm to protect your rights, freedom and future. We have more than 60 years of combined experience handling all types of criminal defense and theft cases. Our firm offers clients a free case review so they can have the details of their case examined by one of our skilled lawyers, who can also begin structuring a defense with our strategy planning tool.

To schedule a free case review with an Orlando theft defense attorney at The Umansky Law Firm,contact us online or call 407-228-3838.

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Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

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We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

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