Florida legislature has established different degrees of theft for stolen property. The degrees are determined by the value of the stolen property and are seriously prosecuted and punished. Depending on the violation you are charged with, you could face jail time, fines, probation, loss of educational or employment opportunities, loss of drivers license, and even public embarrassment. Even the lowest convictions can carry a sentence of up to 60 days in jail plus fines. If you are convicted of property theft, it is important that you contact an experienced theft defense attorney to handle your case.
Theft is defined by the legislature as follows:
( Florida Statute 812.014 – Theft )
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: