Over the years, Florida has cracked down on theft and white collar crimes. Typically, the crimes involve the specific intent to deprive someone or some agency of property or money. Intent may be proved by the circumstances surrounding the actions of the person charged or using other individuals involved in the offense. The government or state agency must prove specific intent, which, often, is very difficult to do. Here are some common questions that our firm receives from involved in white collar crime and theft cases.
Blue collar crimes usually involve the threat or use of violence.
Theft may be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the amount of money involved and what was stolen. Additionally, a misdemeanor theft may be enhanced to a felony regardless of the amount of money involved if you have been convicted of two prior thefts.
- Grand theft: $300 – up to $5000 – level 2 offense – 3rd-degree felony
- Grand theft: $5000 – up to $10,000 – level 3 offense – 3rd-degree felony
- Grand theft: $10,000 – up to $20,000 – level 4 offense – 2nd-degree felony
- Grand theft: $20,000 – up to $100,000 – level 6 offense – 2nd-degree felony
- Grand theft: $100,000 or more – level 7 offense – 1st-degree felony
There are additional theft crimes that vary in degree and severity depending on what is stolen and who the money, services or items were stolen from.
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