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Grand Theft | Melbourne Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been arrested in Melbourne or anywhere in Brevard County, FL for Grand Theft, it is important to retain experienced legal counsel as early as possible. Grand Theft involves the unlawful taking of property worth more than $300. To prove the crime of Grand Theft, the State must prove that you took property from another person with the intent to either (1) deprive the person of a right to the property or benefit of the property; or (2) appropriate the property for personal use or for the use of another person not entitled to the use of the property.

Types of Grand Theft Charges in Florida

There are three degrees of Grand Theft that can be committed in Florida. Below are the degrees of Grand theft followed by the definitions and maximum penalties for each.

Grand Theft of the First Degree

The Property taken (1) is worth more than $100,000 or (2) is shipping cargo worth more than $50,000. Grand Theft of the First Degree is classified as a First Degree Felony. If convicted, you could face up to 30 years in prison, up to 30 years probation, and/ or a $10,000 fine.

Grand Theft of the Second Degree

The property taken: (1) is worth less than $100,000, but more than $20,000, (2) is shipping cargo worth less than $50,000 or (3) is emergency medical equipment worth more than $300.Grand Theft of the Second Degree is classified as a Second Degree Felony. If convicted, you could face up to 15 years in prison, up to 15 years of probation, and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

Grand Theft of the Third Degree

The property taken: (1) is worth less than $20,000, but more than $300, (2) is a will, codicil, or other testamentary instrument, (3) is a firearm, or (4) is a motor vehicle. Grand Theft of the Third Degree is classified as a Third Degree Felony. If convicted, you could be facing up to five (5) years in prison, 5 years of probation, and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

Law Office of Richard G. Canina | Brevard County Grand Theft Attorney

If you have been arrested or believe that you might be arrested for grand theft in Brevard County, FL, you should immediately contact an aggressive criminal defense attorney who is experienced in handling these matters. At the Law Office of Richard G. Canina, our firm sets itself apart from others in the level of personal service that we provide. We are 100% committed to defending our clients vigorously and to keeping our clients fully informed every step of the way. With over 30 years of combined experience defending against grand theft charges in Florida, our attorneys will work hard to get you the best result possible. If you have been arrested in Melbourne, FL or anywhere in Brevard County, FL for grand theft, we want to help you! Contact our office today for a FREE case evaluation.

Brevard County Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

The Law Office of Richard G. Canina proudly defends all residents of Brevard County and all cities and towns along Florida’s Space Coast including: Melbourne, Viera, Suntree, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Grant, Valkaria, Micco, Barefoot Bay, Scottsmoor, Mims, and Sebastian, as well as neighboring Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County, FL.

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