What Constitutes Theft?

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Theft is a very broad term that simply means the taking of some property that does not belong to you. There are many types of theft, some more serious than others.

In South Florida, if you are arrested for theft, you should contact the criminal defense lawyers at The Cochran Firm immediately or you may find yourself in jail for a very long time.

Theft may refer to any number of crimes described in Florida law such as robbery, armed robbery, burglary, and shoplifting. In general, a person may be guilty of theft if he or she obtains or uses, or endeavors to obtain or to use, the property of another with intent to deprive that person. Theft always involves depriving a person or organization of property, but it is the value of this property that plays a large role in determining the severity of the charge and the punishment.

We realize that people make mistakes. If you have been arrested for theft, and it’s your first offense, our criminal defense attorneys will work very hard to get your charge dismissed or to get you the least severe punishment possible. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to put on the best defense possible in south Florida, and our lawyers will not rest until your freedom is secured.

Please contact the criminal defense lawyers at The Cochran Firm South Florida today if you have been arrested for theft in the state of Florida.