Petit Theft in Florida Can Still Land You in Jail!
Petit theft (also known as petty theft) is theft in which stolen property is valued under $100 and the victim is not a merchant or retail store. This is typically a second-degree misdemeanor charge. However, if you have a prior conviction, this will increase the severity of charges and the level of punishment. Jail time and fines up to $500 are possible.
If the value of stolen property is over $100 but less than $300, it is a first-degree misdemeanor offense. If convicted, an offender faces up to one year in jail and possible fines of up to $1000.
How The Law Offices of Matthew Konecky Can Defend Petit Theft Charges in Florida
As your petit theft defense lawyer, some viable defenses to petit theft charges include:
- Mistaken accusations
- Mistaken identity
- Poor or no video footage of alleged petit theft
- False accusations
- Customer is mistaken as leaving the store
If you have been charged with petit theft, you need to contact a petit theft defense attorney immediately. A conviction can result in up to one year in jail and leave a stain on your record. Your future is at stake. As an experienced petit theft lawyer, I can help you get your charges reduced or your case dismissed. I will review the unique set of facts of your case and determine the best strategy.
Don’t wait until it is too late. Your freedom and livelihood are at stake. Contact us now so we can build the best defense strategy for your case. We have extensive knowledge and experience. You will receive our dedicated attention to your situation to ensure justice is served.