West Palm Beach Theft Crime Attorney
A charge of theft might seem to some a minor thing. However, the repercussions even for petty theft are real and can negatively affect the accused and his or her loved ones. A person may be charged with theft if he or she takes another's property for his or her own use or to give to someone else. For petty theft, the value of what is taken would be worth between $100 and $300. If the things taken are worth over $300, this is considered grand theft, a felony, and the penalties are much more severe. There are exceptions to this basic rule depending on what has been taken. Our experienced West Palm Beach criminal defense attorneys at Perlet, Shiner, McKamey, Melchiorre & Walsh, P.A. will review your case and give you advice for your situation.
Stealing with the intent to return an item is not an adequate defense. However, the prosecution must have certain evidence to prove that a theft was committed. This is where our knowledge plays a key role in the defense of the accused and protect his or her rights. We will investigate circumstances surrounding a case, learn what evidence the prosecution may have, and prepare a strong defense based on your unique circumstances.
Call (561) 349-4856 to request a free initial consultation.
What Are the Penalties?
In South Florida, theft charges and penalties can vary greatly, depending on the items taken and the value of those items. If you or someone you care about has been arrested for grand theft or petty theft, it is vital that you contact a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the accused.