Jacksonville Theft Crimes Lawyer
The Aggressive Defense Your Case Deserves
Being charged with theft can be a very serious matter. If you are convicted of theft, you could face serious penalties, including jail time, fines, and a criminal record that can follow you for the rest of your life.
At the McCormick Law, we understand the seriousness of theft charges and the impact a conviction can have on your life. Our Jacksonville theft crime lawyer is committed to providing the aggressive defense you need to fight the charges against you. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and your future.
If you have been charged with theft, call our firm at (904) 353-0436 or contact us online for a free consultation with our attorney. We proudly serve clients throughout Nassau, St. Johns, Clay & Baker Counties.
Understanding Theft Laws in Florida
Florida law defines theft as knowingly obtaining or using the property of another with the intent to either temporarily or permanently deprive the owner of the property. Theft can also involve obtaining or using someone else’s property with the intent to benefit from it or to allow someone else to benefit from it.
There are several different types of theft crimes in Florida, including:
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Some common defenses to theft charges include:
- Mistaken identity: If you have been falsely accused of theft, you may be able to argue that you were not the person who committed the crime. This is a common defense in theft cases, especially when the crime was committed by someone who was wearing a mask or other disguise.
- Consent: If you had the owner’s consent to take the property, you cannot be convicted of theft. This is a common defense in theft cases that involve disputes over ownership.
- Intoxication: If you were intoxicated at the time the theft was committed, you may be able to argue that you did not have the intent to commit the crime. This is a common defense in theft cases that involve shoplifting.
- Entrapment: If you were induced to commit the theft by a law enforcement officer, you may be able to argue that you were entrapped. This is a common defense in theft cases that involve sting operations.
Get the Legal Advice You Need
If you have been charged with theft, seeking legal representation as soon as possible is vital. Our Jacksonville theft crime lawyer can review the facts of your case and help you understand your legal options. We will work tirelessly to build a strong defense on your behalf and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
Call McCormick Law at (904) 353-0436 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our attorney.