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Fort Lauderdale Theft Crime Attorney

Choose a Former Broward County Prosecutor For Your Theft Defense Strategy

As soon as possible after being arrested for theft in Broward County, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced criminal defense lawyer. They can help you navigate the legal system and protect your rights. In addition, you should not speak with law enforcement or anyone else about the incident without first consulting your lawyer. Our Fort Lauderdale theft defense lawyers at The Law Offices of Jaime A. Aird, P.A. are here to help.

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Understanding Types of Theft in Florida

Many different types of theft have been established under Florida law, but they boil down to depriving someone of their property without their knowledge or permission. These crimes are generally charged based on the value of the property stolen. Penalties will be based on that value as well as other factors, such as any previous criminal history or whether a weapon was used when committing the theft.

Examples of theft crimes in Florida include:

  • Shoplifting
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Embezzlement
  • Identity theft
  • Forgery
  • Carjacking
  • Passing bad checks
  • Various types of fraud
  • Selling, trading, or buying stolen property

Arrested for a theft crime? Call our Fort Lauderdale theft crime lawyer at (954) 866-7719 or request a consultation through our online contact form.

What Are Florida’s Penalties for Theft?

Theft crimes are categorized by degree, such as second-degree petty theft, which involves stealing items less than $100. This offense is punishable by 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. The penalties for more serious theft crimes range from one year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine to up to 30 years in prison with a $10,000 fine.

Because theft connotes dishonesty, a theft conviction can result in the loss of trust by others. A conviction on your record can also lead to difficulty finding a job, denial of educational aid, and green card or U.S. citizenship denial.

A theft crime conviction can derail your life in a number of ways. Not only will you be facing potential jail or prison time and heavy fines but the consequences of a permanent criminal record can jeopardize your future. It is crucial, therefore, that you seek legal representation from a Fort Lauderdale theft crime attorney who takes the time and has the skills and tenacity to fight hard in your defense.

Court Locations

There are four Courthouse locations in Broward County; three Regional Courthouses and one Central Judicial Complex. Normal operating hours for all four courthouses are 8:30am – 5:00pm.

  • Judicial Complex: 201 SE 6th Street, Ft Lauderdale, Fl. 33301
  • North Regional Courthouse: 1600 West Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, Fl. 33442
  • West Regional Courthouse: 100 N. Pine Island Road, Plantation, Fl. 33324
  • South Regional Courthouse: 3550 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, Fl. 33021

Trustworthy Theft Defense with the Law Offices of Jaime A. Aird, P.A.

At the Law Offices of Jaime A. Aird, our main priority is providing you with a well-prepared and tailored legal defense. We take each case seriously, knowing that the work we do can have a major impact on your life and future. In any case where you have been accused of theft, it is crucial that you consult with us as soon as possible so that we can protect your rights and best interests from the very beginning.

You will find a former prosecutor at the Law Offices of Jaime A. Aird who fulfills those requirements. Our Fort Lauderdale theft crime attorney has worked on the other side of the courtroom, which gives our firm a unique advantage in creating effective defense strategies.

If you are facing charges for theft, contact us at (954) 866-7719 to speak with our Fort Lauderdale theft crime attorney today.

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