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07

ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING IN MIAMI-DADE OR FLORIDA? CALL THE LAW OFFICES OF TROY & SCHWARTZ AT 305-279-4740. JON D. SCHWARTZ ATTORNEY

HOW SERIOUS ARE FLORIDA SHOPLIFTING PENALITES?

HOW FLORIDA DETERMINES RETAIL THEFT PENALTIES.

Not all retail theft is equal under Florida law.  Charges for retail theft can range from a misdemeanor (often called “petit theft”) to a felony (“grand theft”), and those charges are determined largely by a few different factors:

. Value of merchandise stolen

. Previous convictions for retain theft

. Type of merchandise or goods stolen

. If damage resulted during the course of theft

. What devices were used to commit the theft

FLORIDA RETAIL THEFT CHARGES AND PENALITES, BASED ON THE VALUE OF GOODS/MERCHANDISE STOLEN

UNDER $100: Misdemeanor in the second degree; fines up to $500, up to 60 days in jail.

Under $100: Previous Theft Conviction(s); Misdemeanor in the first degree; fines up to $1,000, up to one year in jail.

Between $300-$20,000: Felony of the third degree; fines up to $5,000; up to five years in prison.

Between $20,000-$100,000: Felony of the second degree; fines up to $10,000 up to 15 years in prison.

Over $100,000: Felony of the first degree; fines up to $10,000, up to 30 years in prison.

If you are charged with misdemeanor theft, you must consider the penalties after a conviction, and how it will affect your future.

Convictions will only add to the severity of future charges, and leave a mark on your criminal record that may affect your employment.

If you have been arrested or charged with retail theft, you still have an opportunity to avoid a conviction.  Call a MIAMI, THEFT LAYWER TODAY to learn more about possible defenses for your case.  CALL US NOW: AT 305-279-4740.  OUR STAFF IS STANDING BY TO SPEAK TO YOU NOW! 305-279-4740.  THE LAW OFFICES OF TROY AND SCHWARTZ, OFFICES IN MIAMI

Posted in Uncategorized on March 07,2019 01:03 PM