Being charged with theft in the state of Florida for any reason comes with the potential of jail time and the possibility of a criminal record that complicates any number of aspects of daily life including being hired for a job and being allowed to rent an apartment.
There are a variety of offenses that fall under the umbrella of a theft charge, and even minor cases of theft are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law in Florida, so it is important to retain expert legal counsel well versed in criminal defense and Florida state theft laws if you have been accused of stealing. Darryl Smith is an experienced Jacksonville criminal defense attorney who can help defend you against the charges you face.
The legal term for theft is larceny, and it refers to the wrongful taking, carrying, leading or riding away of property from the possession of its rightful owner. Common theft offenses prosecuted under Florida state law include:
In Florida theft cases, the burden of proof rests primarily on the prosecution. In order to win a conviction on a charge of criminal theft, the prosecution must prove all four aspects of the crime:
Theft charges in Florida are very complex, and Darryl R. Smith, Esq has a wealth of legal knowledge and experience as a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney and advocate with the Public Defender’s Office in Florida. When your freedom and good name is on the line, you cannot afford to take chances with less experienced theft lawyers.
Call Darryl R. Smith, Esq for a free phone consultation where he will go over the particulars of your case, and determine the best course of legal action.
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