In the state of Florida, stealing anything can be charged as a crime. Our attorneys have handled cases where it was a single pack of gum that was stolen and the person was arrested. It may be hard to believe that stealing a pack of gum can result in jail time, but the reality is that it’s possible.
The act of stealing is taken very seriously by the Florida criminal justice system. Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side is the first step in trying to obtain a favorable resolution to your case.
A person who is caught stealing can be charged with one of several different theft crimes. Petit theft, grand theft, robbery, and burglary are the most common charges that a person caught stealing faces.
These charges range from second-degree misdemeanors all the way up to first degree felonies. If you are charged with one of these crimes, it is important to understand the differences between them and the consequences of each one.