Theft crimes are governed under Chapter 812 of the Florida Statutes. Theft is defined as depriving a person of their property or the use of their property. Grand theft is defined by 812.014(4)(c) of the Florida statutes. If the accusation is that you took something without permission worth more than $300, it is grand theft.
Grand theft is a felony of the third degree punishable by up to five years in a Florida state prison. Many times in addition to jail time you are sentenced to a term of probation to pay restitution for the stolen item. Conviction of a theft charge can also result in the suspension of your driver’s license.
If you or someone you care for has been arrested for grand theft call us now at 407-218-6277 to discuss your defense. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to answer your call.
There are several categories of grand theft including: