A conviction for a burglary or theft crime can have a terribly negative impact. In addition to the fines, probation and other legal consequences, burglary and theft crime convictions can cause tremendous damage to your reputation and limitations on your employment and housing opportunities. If you are facing burglary or theft crime charges in Florida, make sure you work with a lawyer who has the experience to defend you and minimize the damage that these criminal charges can have on your life and your future.
Customized Strategies To Secure The Best Possible Outcome
As a Hollywood and burglary defense attorney, I have valuable experience defending clients against a range of criminal charges, including burglary and theft charges. I take a personalized approach to representing my clients. I am sensitive to the potential consequences you are facing, and I will do everything I can to help you reach the best possible outcome.
As a Board Certified Specialist, I am aware of the many programs offered by the state for first-time offenders. I am diligent in finding ways to avoid dispositions that would result in convictions on my clients’ records. In many cases, when we can avoid a criminal conviction, I can help clients seal and expunge their records from public access.
Theft Crimes In Florida
In Florida, Misdemeanor Petit Theft is charged when the amount of the theft is less than $300. Theft becomes a Felony offense, otherwise known as Grand Theft when the amount of the Theft is $300 or more. I defend clients against all types of theft offenses.
Burglary Crimes In Florida
While most people consider burglary a theft crime, this is not necessarily true. Burglary involves entering a building or conveyance without permission with the intention of committing a crime inside. The crime can be a theft crime, but it does not have to be. The penalties are severe for burglary. Burglary of a vehicle or business can result in five years imprisonment, and burglary of a dwelling can bring 15 years imprisonment. I provide experienced legal counsel and expert defense against burglary offenses for clients throughout South Florida.