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Petit THEFT
 

Overview
Petit Theft/Retail Theft
Grand Theft/Grand Theft Auto
Robbery
Other Theft Crimes  

Petit Theft        click here for Retail Theft

Commonly known as stealing or shoplifting, the crime of “petit theft” involves the taking of money, goods, or services that have small monetary value (less than $300).  For the most part petit theft is either a first or second degree misdemeanor, but under certain circumstances it can be charged as a felony.  If you have been charged with a petit theft, contact an experienced Orlando petit theft attorney at Corzo & Kohrs for a free consultation.

According to F.S. 812.014 (1) “a person commits theft if he or she knowingly obtains or uses, or endeavors to obtain or to use, the property of another with intent to, either temporarily or permanently:

  1.  Deprive the other person of a right to the property or a benefit from the property.
  2.  Appropriate the property to his or her own use or to the use of any person not entitled to the use of the property.”

Petit Theft Levels and Penalties

Pursuant to F.S. 812.014 petit theft levels and penalties are as follows:

  1. First offense, less than $100, is a second degree misdemeanor;
  2. First offense, greater than $100 but less than $300 is a first degree misdemeanor.
  3. Second offense, (any petit theft) is a first degree misdemeanor;
  4. Third offense (with any two prior theft convictions) is a third degree felony.

*Misdemeanors and felony offenses are punishable as provided in F.S 775.082 or F.S. 775.083. Additionally, any conviction will also include court costs and may include court ordered community service, classes, restitution or other sanctions the court deems appropriate.

Driver’s License Suspension

Every judgment of guilty of a petit theft shall provide for the suspension of the convicted person’s driver’s license

  1. The first suspension shall be for a period of up to 6 months;
  2. The second or subsequent suspension shall be for a period up to one year.

The material on this page is not intended to be legal advice. Florida law is continually changing therefore some of the provisions contained here may be out of date. It is always best to consult a Florida criminal defense lawyer about your legal rights and responsibilities regarding your particular case.

Consult With an Experienced Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney

The facts of every theft case are different and if convicted you could face jail or prison time. Because of this and other complexities in handling these types of cases, it is vitally important that you obtain representation from an experienced Orlando criminal defense lawyer experienced in defending, not prosecuting these types of crimes.
 
If you have been arrested and charged with petit theft, grand theft, robbery or any other theft related offense contact Orlando criminal defense lawyer Will Corzo or Sam Kohrs. Call toll free 877-99CK-LAW for a free consultation and explanation of your rights.

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