Theft and Property Crimes
Theft and other property crimes are among the most common form of criminal conduct. Theft crimes in Florida can range from a misdemeanor to a first-degree felony punishable by life in prison. Many factors are taken into account by the State Attorneys Office when deciding what type of theft charge to prosecute. Such as what was the value of the property taken? Where was the property taken from? Was anyone harmed or threatened to be harmed during the theft? Was a weapon involved? Is this a first-time offender?
The prosecutor in your case has wide discretion in which charges to file. A knowledgeable theft crimes attorney can help persuade the prosecutor to use that discretion in your favor. One way is by talking to the prosecutor before the case is filed. Your attorney may be able to negotiate other options for handling your case – including a reduction of the charge or even a dismissal if certain facts cannot be proven.
Accused of Theft?
If you or a loved one has been accused of theft, regardless of whether its shoplifting, burglary, or armed robbery. An experienced trial attorney is essential to protecting your liberty and livelihood. The Fletcher Law Practice can provide effective and persuasive representation for the following theft related crimes: Petit theft, grand theft, burglary, robbery, grand theft auto, home invasion, carjacking, dealing in stolen property, scheme to defraud, exploitation, credit card fraud, and any other theft related crime involving the use of a weapon or firearm.
Attorney Rick Fletcher has years of experience representing individuals throughout St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa Bay area. For example, he has helped clients faced with theft crimes, having conducted several jury trials resulting in favorable outcomes. The Fletcher Law Practice will work relentlessly on your behalf to achieve the best possible resolution for you. Let Attorney Rick Fletcher begin working on your defense today by contacting The Fletcher Law Practice for a free consultation.