The one thing that is certain to come along with a theft crimes charge is the intense social stigma and negative connotations that accompany a theft crimes charge. No matter how minor or serious the theft crime charged, you should immediately contact a Theft crimes attorney in Miami so that they may provide you with the guidance, support and knowledge in order to make sure your rights are protected and all available defenses are explored.
Theft is a broad term that can have many different meanings as it relates to criminal law. In general, charges for a theft crime about when you obtain or use a person or an organization’s property with intent to deprive them of their property. While all theft crimes involve depriving a person or an organization of property, it is the value of the property that determines how severe the charges and consequences that ensue will be.
Theft can also be related to offenses involving fraud or deception.
Theft Crimes in Florida include:
- Petit Theft
- Grand Theft
- Armed Robbery
- Credit Card Theft
- Motor Vehicle Theft
- Identity Theft
- Dealing in Stolen Property
- Conspiracy to commit theft
The consequences and penalties for theft crimes are as varied as the spectrum of theft charges indicates. Someone charged with petit theft will face misdemeanor charges and up to one (1) year in jail and a $1,000 fine, where someone charged with burglary can spend anywhere between five (5) and a lifetime in jail depending on the eventual outcome, facts and specifics of their case.
In addition to the consequences that come with a criminal charge, a theft crime is more than likely to carry immigration consequences if you are not a United States Citizen. A theft crime is likely to be classified as a crime involving moral turpitude for immigration purposes and can make someone inadmissible or deportable by USCIS. In order to avoid these very serious and life-altering consequences that can be felt long after your criminal case is closed, you need to speak with an attorney that understands not only how to handle your criminal case but also keeps your immigration status in the forefront when attempting to resolve your case and is mindful about how any potential plea will affect your immigration status.
When charged with a theft crime, no matter how insignificant it may seem, it is imperative to seek the help of a Miami criminal defense attorney as soon as possible in order to ensure your rights are protected and every possible defense is investigated and explored.
Led by attorney Daniel Izquierdo, the Izquierdo Law Firm will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected. I understand that any person charged with a crime is innocent until they are proven guilty. Izquierdo Law Firm will seek justice in your case and do so in an Aggressive, Personalized and Compassionate manner.
No matter how severe the charge may be, the consequences that may result are serious–both in the short term and long term. Izquierdo Law Firm, a Miami Criminal Defense Law Firm, understands the stress that this can cause a person and their loved ones.