In Florida petit theft is the act of taking something from someone unlawfully with the intent to temporarily or permanently deprive the other person of the property. If you have been charged with petit theft in Florida, it is very important that you obtain criminal defense representation from an experienced attorney.
From our offices in Orlando, Florida, the experienced criminal defense lawyer of The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen represents both Florida residents, college students attending the University of Central Florida (UCF) and out-of-state visitors. Our goal in every case is to minimize the potential negative impact a theft charge can have on our clients.
There are very serious potential penalties, even for petit theft:
- Those arrested for petit theft may face a first-degree misdemeanor for thefts over $100 but less than $300, while first-time offenders who steal less than $100 face a second-degree misdemeanor
- Those who have two or more prior petit thefts may be charged with a third-degree felony and face five years in prison no matter the amount of the theft. This could result in your becoming a convicted felon and losing many civil rights.
Experienced Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney
There are many defenses to petit theft so call today to learn your rights and what the best strategy may be to win your case. Many people are falsely accused of petit theft, and we are able to get the charges dismissed. To schedule a free office or phone consultation with an attorney call 407-246-0066. You may also email attorney Corey Cohen directly with any questions about your case.
A criminal conviction for petit theft can have long-lasting effects on employment, school and everyday life. Do not become another number in the criminal justice system. Call The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen today to discuss your case for free.