Grand Theft Defense
There are many different types of theft charges in Florida. In state court the most serious theft charges are grand theft. There are different levels of grand theft depending on the dollar amount alleged to have been taken.
Here are the three (3) levels of grand theft in Florida and what the maximum penalties are if convicted.
Third-Degree Grand Theft
If the stolen property is valued between $750 and $19,999, then the defendant will be charged with Third-Degree Grand Theft, which is a Third-Degree Felony. A charge of third-degree grand theft also applies if the property taken is a firearm, a motor vehicle, a commercially farmed animal, a fire extinguisher, any amount of fruit consisting of 2,000 or more individual pieces, any stop sign, construction signs or anhydrous ammonia.
The penalty for a third-degree felony is a maximum of five years in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Second-Degree Grand Theft
If the stolen property is valued between $20,000 and $99,999, then the defendant will be charged with Second-Degree Grand Theft, which is a Second-Degree Felony. Second-degree felonies have a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
First-Degree Grand Theft
If the stolen property is valued at $100,000 or more, then the defendant will be charged with First-Degree Grand Theft, which is a First-Degree Felony. First-degree felonies have a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
There are many different defenses to grand theft, and it is important to speak with an attorney about your case. At The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen & Associates, we will take the time to speak with you in depth about your case and explore all possible defenses you may have.
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