Fighting a theft charge is a difficult task and you do not want to go it alone. When you hire a skilled Miami theft lawyer to represent you and build a strong defense, you are improving your odds of coming out of this ordeal with the least amount of damage to your freedom and reputation. At The Cochran Firm South Florida, we know there is more to our clients than the acts they are accused of. We know that people make mistakes, and we have dedicated substantial resources to helping clients accused of theft get a fighting chance with a very professional, well-organized defense.
Understanding Theft Charges
“Theft” can be a pretty broad term. It may refer to any number of crimes described in Florida statutes, including:
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. Our knowledgeable theft attorneys in Miami, Fort Myers, and Ft Lauderdale can fully explain the charges against you and work to get those charges reduced or dismissed, depending on the circumstances of your arrest. Our lawyers will fill you in on the definitions and implications of things like Petit Theft vs. Grand Theft, and first-degree theft vs. second- and third-degree charges.
What to Do After an Arrest
If you or a member of your family is scared and intimidated by a current theft charge, please allow our experienced team of theft attorneys to advise and guide you. We handle all types of theft cases throughout the state of Florida. If you are wondering what to do next, do not waste time. Our theft lawyers can get started gathering crucial facts that may help your case. Every step in the process is crucial to the outcome, and we have done this thousands of times. Your freedom depends on your defense, and we would be honored to handle every aspect of your defense after a theft charge.
If you or a family member is facing a serious theft charge in Ft Lauderdale, Fort Myers, or Miami, trust our criminal defense and theft lawyers to work for a successful outcome. We know theft laws inside and out, and we can make sure your rights are protected throughout the process. Please call or e-mail The Cochran Firm South Florida today to set up a no-cost consultation.