Petit theft is typically a misdemeanor theft charge in the State of Florida. A second degree petit theft means the value of the items taken were less than 100 dollars whereas a first degree petit theft means the value is 100-299 dollars. Or you can get charged with a first degree theft if you have a prior petit theft conviction even if the amount is less than 100 dollars.
You trust them like a family member. When your most trusted employee steals from you it shakes your confidence and makes you wonder who that person really was all along. But what if there is more to the story?
Since our earliest childhood memory, we have had it embedded into our skills that we should not steal. And yet, in some form or another, we have all stolen something of value at least once in our life. Is "petit theft" in our blood?
Petit Theft is a serious charge and if you have been arrested for it you need legal assistance right away. In Orange County (Orlando) Judges will routinely give jail time for these charges even on a first offense. It is considered a crime of dishonestly and if you are convicted will follow you for a lifetime. It will make it more difficult to find high paying jobs and can be used against you if you are every charged with another crime down the road.