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There are two main classes for theft crimes in Florida. They are petit theft and grand theft. Petit theft is a misdemeanor and can be charged properly if the amount of the property stolen falls under $300.00. This is a second degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in the county jail. Under certain circumstances this can also be charged as a first degree misdemeanor where the maximum punishment is 364 days in the county jail and a fine can be levied against you for up to $1,000.00. Grand theft which is a felony can be charged of the dollar amount of the stolen property exceeds $300.00. The severity of the felony charged depends entirely on the dollar amount of the value of the property. It can range from a third degree felony all the way up to a first degree felony. There are other felonies that fall under the ambit of a “theft charge.” Examples of these are shoplifting, fraud, forgery, burglary, robbery, identity theft, vehicle theft, internet fraud, Medicare fraud, Medicaid fraud and credit card theft.

Eric H. Clayman, P.A. has successfully represented individuals on charges ranging from low level second degree misdemeanors up to capital offenses such as human trafficking and murder. He has developed a reputation for operating ethically while aggressively defending the interests of his clients.

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