An act of theft occurs when an individual knowingly and intentionally obtains or exerts unauthorized control over the property of another, with intent to deprive the owner of his or her property.
The theft of property or assets includes not only simply taking without authorization or knowledge of the owner of the property or assets, but also when the use of deception to gain control over the property of another, or deceiving law enforcement during a property or asset dispute by claiming the property or assets in question was stolen. There are two basic levels of theft:
Petit Theft, commonly called petty theft, involves property or assets of less than $300.00. Petit Theft is a misdemeanor criminal offense which is punishable by up to 1 year in jail.
Grand Theft involves property or assets of $300.00 or greater. Grand Theft is a felony criminal offense which is punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
As a law firm providing experienced theft charge attorney & lawyer legal services in Lakeland, Tampa, Plant City, Winter Haven, Bartow, and surrounding areas, we are committed to protecting the legal rights of each and every theft crime defense client, while always striving to provide the highest standard of legal representation.
If you have been charged with a petit theft or grand theft crime, it is important to seek the legal advice and representation of an experienced Lakeland theft defense attorney & lawyer. Contact Gregg S. Kamp, P.A., today by calling (863) 646-3135 or by filling out our online contact form.
Theft may be occur in various forms, such as:
- Employee Theft
- Identity Theft
- Mail Theft
- Theft during the course of a Burglary, or Aggravated Burglary
- Theft by Conversion
- Theft By Deception
- Grand Theft Auto
- Theft of Services
- Theft as an act of Robbery or Armed Robbery
Or any other form of knowingly and intentionally depriving another of their property or assets.
We will inform you of your legal rights, examine all evidence against you, as well as evidence that supports your claim of innocence, and inform you of your best possible defense strategy. We will diligently work on your behalf to get the charges dropped, reduced, obtain probation instead of jail or prison time, and when necessary, use every available legal resource while aggressively representing you at trial.
The longer an individual waits to obtain legal representation may directly affect their ability to achieve a successful outcome. Therefore, if you have been charged with a petit theft or grand theft crime, it is important to seek the legal advice and representation of an experienced theft charge attorney or lawyer as soon as possible. Contact Gregg S. Kamp, P.A., today by calling (863) 646-3135 or by filling out our online contact form.
Depending upon the charges against you, your criminal history, and any special circumstances of the alleged theft crime, a criminal conviction may result in:
- Hefty fines
- Potential jail or prison time
- Suspension of your driving privileges
- Having your license revoked
- Potential vehicle forfeiture
- Community service
- Lengthy terms of probation
- Potential forfeiture of property or assets
- Forfeiture of certain basic civil rights
We provide professional theft defense attorney & lawyer legal services in Lakeland, Tampa, Plant City, Winter Haven, Bartow, and surrounding areas. We urge you to be proactive in the defense of your legal rights, liberties, and freedoms.